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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 72r

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Initial N:
Psalm 062 (Vulg., 061).
In left margin, as part of foliate extensions (ascender and descender) above and below decorated initial N, woman, wearing berbette, holding round object, emerging from body of fantastic animal grasping of three spiralling foliate tendrils, enclosing figure lying under covers on bed, two nude figures, one a woman wearing snood, bathing in basin beneath curtains, and man, wearing cap and trousers, holding object and stick.
Line ending: man piercing boar with spear (Hunting ?).
Line ending: horned hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a fretty gules and a canton gules.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, an eagle displayed argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a dragon argent; man, armed with shield and sword, hurling javelin.
Line ending: geometric and foliate ornament.

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