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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 84v

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Initial U:
Psalm 074 (Vulg., 073).
Initial U decorated with fantastic animals forming ascender and descender in left margin.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, an eagle displayed argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a chevron between three annulets.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure, a dragon argent, and the other, gules, annulets argent.
Line ending: crowned hybrid man with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross saltire between annulets argent.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of animal, and hybrid man, fighting with spears and shields.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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