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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 224v

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Initial O decorated with diapered infilling.
Above the initial spandrel in left margin, wolf, wearing shirt, and fox, both on hind legs dancing, each extending paws to the other.
Below the initial spandrel in left margin, nude male acrobat with left leg raised over right arm grasping rod.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line endings: geometric ornament.
Text page of Seventh Lesson in Third Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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