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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 241v

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Initial Q decorated with diapered infilling and formed by fantastic animal with descender-tail climbed by monkey and branching into foliate tendrils amid which are two centaurs, one with bow shooting arrow and the other wielding sword and shield (buckler), and nude male figure holding spear, in lower margin.
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third biting the first one.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent, beside
Line ending: man, 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: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 125 (Vulg., 124) in Sext of Hours of the Virgin.

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