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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 194v

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Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145).
Initial L decorated with foliate tendrils entwined with animal, and its vertical stem formed by fantastic animal with tail of foliate tendrils entwined with animal.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: four cats, including two emerging from building, all holding mice in mouths.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145) in Lauds of Office of the Dead.

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