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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 81r

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Initial I:
Psalm 071 (Vulg., 070).
Initial I formed by intertwined fantastic animals and decorated with interlace and foliate ornament, and in lower two spiralling tendrils enclosing man, wearing sleeveless tunic, with staff following pet dog with collar around its neck.
Line ending: two nude men, in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (bucklers) (Burlesque Scene: Fighting).
Line ending: three escutcheons, one decorated gules a cross argent, the second Boisleux, and the third as half shield of gules, a cross argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals swallowing the third biting the first one.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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