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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 229v

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Initial D of blue tubes with foliate terminals, maroon filgree infilling, and orange geometric and foliate interstices with gold spandrels, at beginning of First Versicle in Lauds of Hours of the Virgin.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: man with bow shooting at hindquarters of nude man, indicating his hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure and a canton argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (bucklers) (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent, on a canton gules a fess indented argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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