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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 234r

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Initial E decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals, and horned fantastic animal with object in its jaws above. Beginning of Chapter.
Initial A decorated with diapered infilling and formed by two fantastic animals, one as descender with tail of foliate tendrils, entwined with fantastic animal attacked by another fantastic animal, both with tails intertwined, in lower margin. Beginning of Hymn.
On back of the descender tail of the fantastic animal in lower left margin, two men combatting with spears and shields, one decorated with heraldry of vert, a fess argent, and the other with heraldry of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: hybrid man as musician playing viol.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Chapter and Hymn in Lauds of Hours of the Virgin.

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