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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 70r

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Initial E:
Psalm 059 (Vulg., 058).
In left margin adjoining decorated initial E, man, armed with sword in left hand, balancing himself with legs up in air on shield (buckler), thrusting it into jaws of fantastic.
Line ending: man, wearing cap, wrestling with animal.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, with sword and shield, encountering partly nude man, show bare hindquarters, holding stick in both hands, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a chevron between annulets argent.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a fretty argent and a canton gules
Line ending: geometric and foliate ornament.

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