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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 20v

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Initial Q:
Psalm 002 (Vulg., 002).
Wheel of Fortune -- Personification of Fortune turns spokes of wheel around which man ascends climbing, crowned king, partly draped, sits on bench at summit, man descends upside down, and man lies at bottom, grasping the wheel, and below, man, with garment and legs flying apart swings from rod, all forming part of foliate descender of fantastic animal entwined with initial Q of Psalm 2.
Line ending: two men combatting with swords and shields.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two men, one nude, in jaws of fantastic animals, tilting at quintain.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: three men dancing, the second with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first, and the third, hooded, holding bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing).
In lower margin below last line of text block, fantastic animal with neck wrapped around "[con]fringes eos" of verse 9 of Psalm 002 (Vulg., 002).

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