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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 222v

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Initial E decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals, adjoined in left margin above and below the initial by two fantastic animals, one with tail of foliate extensions with knots.
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: four escutcheons, the first gules, a dragon argent, the second azure, a cross saltire between annulets, the third gules, a chevron between annulets, and the fourth, paly azure and argent, over all a bend argent.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (bucklers) (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one biting the other.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 045 (Vulg., 044) in Third Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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