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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 99r

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Initial F:
Psalm 087 (Vulg., 086).
Initial F decorated with ornament of interlace, fantastic animal, and foliate tendrils and beast head from which emerges nude archer shooting with bow at animal above and attacked by fantastic animal in left margin.
Initial D:
Psalm 088 (Vulg., 087).
Initial D decorated with foliate tendrils and fantastic animal.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure (unfinished), and the other gules, a canton argent (unfinished).
Line ending: two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the other (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules (unfinished).
Line ending: two men, wearing caps, wrestling, flanked by two escutcheons, one azure (unfinished), and the other gules, a bordure gules.
Line ending: escutcheon, azure (unfinished).
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, with sword and shield, encountering nude man, wearing cap, baring hindquarters, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: decorated escutcheon of gules, a bend gules.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Escutcheons without charges, unfinished.

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