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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 240v

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Initial O decorated with diapered infilling, above which is male musician playing viol, on back of fantastic animal, in upper margin. Beginning of Collect to All Saints in Terce of Hours of the Virgin.
Initial D with foliate terminals, maroon filgree infilling, and gold spandrels, at beginning of First Versicle in Sext of Hours of the Virgin.
Initial S decorated with diapered infilling, beast head, and fantastic animal at bottom of descender, at beginning of Hymn in Sext of Hours of the Virgin.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one Neuville-Vitasse, and the other Boisleux.
Line ending: horned fantastic animal.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent.

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