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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 198v

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Psalm 117 (Vulg., 116).
Initial L decorated with diapered infilling and formed by two fantastic animals, one bitten by the other with tail of foliate tendrils.
Psalm 118 (Vulg., 117).
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament on diapered field.
Line ending: hybrid man, wearing hat, with two bodies.
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: two fishes connected by knotted line.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man, wearing cap (hybrid couple).
Line ending: two cats, each holding mouse in mouth, confronting building in center.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
In lower margin below the text block, fantastic animal wrapped around last word, "homo", of verse 6 of Psalm 118 (Vulg., 117).
Text page of Psalms 117 (Vulg., 116) and 118 (Vulg., 117) in Commendation of the Soul.

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