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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 201r

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Psalm 119:025 (Vulg., 118:025).
Initial A decorated with diapered ornament and formed by descender of fantastic animal with knotted tail of animal mask and foliate tendrils entwined with two animals, and ascender of fantastic animal entwined with foliage.
In lower margin, escutcheon of gules, a lion rampant gules.
Line ending: two men, armed with swords and shields, combatting.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure, a dragon argent, and the other azure, an eagle displayed argent.
Line ending: man, wearing cap, armed with sword and shield.
Line ending: man and nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, fighting with swords and shields (bucklers) (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 119 (Vulg., 118) in Commendation of the Soul.

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