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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 60r

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Line ending: man, in jaws of fish, armed with sword and shield, encountering head of hooded man (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: long-eared dog.
Line ending: four escutcheons, the first vert, a fess argent; the second with gules a fretty and a canton argent; the third with azure, a cross between roundels argent; and the fourth, vert, a fess argent (charge damaged ?).
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one biting neck of the other.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, in chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line endings: geometric ornament.
Text page of Psalm 45:09-17 (Vulg., 44:10-18).

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