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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 250r

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Initial U decorated with diapered infilling and foliate tendrils entwined with two fantastic animals. Beginning of Hymn.
Initial S decorated with diapered infilling, and foliate extensions entwined with two fantastic animals, one with tail of foliate tendrils, in lower margin. Beginning of Chapter.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two men and hybrid animal dancing, the hybrid animal with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first man, and the second holding bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a bordure argent, the second gules, a bordure and a canton argent, and the third as half-shield of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse, or argent, a fretty gules.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Hymn and Chapter in Compline of Hours of the Virgin.

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