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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 204v

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Initial B decorated with diapered infilling and with foliate tendrils entwined man and animal, both wrestling.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, both fighting with swords and shields.
Line ending: four escutcheons, the first Boisleux, the second gules, a cross argent, the third gules, a bordure argent, and the fourth Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: snail encountering man, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: foliate ornament.
Text page of Canticle of Zacharias in Matins of Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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