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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 212r

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Initial C of blue tubes with foliate terminals, filgree infilling, and foliate interstice with gold punched spandrels, at beginning of First Versicle in Compline of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, with bow and arrow, shooting at hindquarters of nude man, wearing cap, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena, and Burlesque, Archery).
Line ending: escutcheon of azure without charges.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Escutcheons without charges, unfinished.

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