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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 21v

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Initial C:
1) Psalm 004 (Vulg., 004).
Centaur with bow shooting arrow at dragon, forming terminal extension of initial C at beginning of Psalm 4 (Vulg., 4).
Initial U:
2) Psalm 005 (Vulg., 005).
Nude male figure entwining with and clasping spiralling foliate tendrils of ascender of initial U at beginning of Psalm 5 (Vulg., 5).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line endings: horned animal.
Line endings: hybrid animal.
Line ending: two men wrestling.
Line ending: animal-headed man armed with sword and shield, pursuing horned animal with spear or staff (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: foliate and geometric ornament.

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