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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 88r

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Initial A:
Psalm 078 (Vulg., 077).
Initial A decorated with foliate tendrils and with ascender formed by dog in jaws of fantastic animal with foliate tail intertwined with another fantastic animal biting the other, surmounted by bird, possibly stork.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two hybrid men, wearing caps, confronting.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: fish, and long-eared fantastic animal (viewed from top).
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: two fishes connected by knotted line.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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