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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 67r

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Initial D:
Psalm 054 (Vulg., 053).
Initial D decorated with knots and its ascender decorated with knots and foliage surmounted by cross-surmounted domed tower in which nude male with bow shoots arrow at dragon in the first line ending in text block.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one horned, biting the other pierced by the arrow.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, and hybrid man, fighting with swords and shields (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: two escutcheons, one gules, a cross argent, and the other heraldry of Boisleux.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: hybrid man, crowned, with two bodies.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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