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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 61r

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Initial O:
Psalm 047 (Vulg., 046).
Decorated initial O with two fantastic animals with foliate tendrils at lower left and upper right spandrels of the initial.
Initial M:
Psalm 048 (Vulg., 047).
Initial M decorated with foliate extension intertwined with fantastic animal biting tendril.
Line ending: man, wearing cap, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with sword and shield, attacking fantastic animal.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a dragon argent.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield (buckler), hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a chevron between annulets argent.
Line endings: foliate and geometric ornament.

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