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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 196r

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Initial A decorated with diapered ornament and partly formed by fantastic animal, and with foliate extension toward which bird flies in upper margin.
Initial F decorated with diapered and foliate ornament.
Initial I formed by fantastic animal with knotted tail on diapered field.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: geometric ornament.
Text page of Collects in Lauds of Office of the Dead.

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