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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 100r

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Initial M:
Psalm 089 (Vulg., 088).
Initial M with ascender decorated with foliage, and formed by fantastic animal with foliate tail.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: snail encountering helmeted soldier in chain mail, armed with shield and sword, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: five escutcheons, the first azure, three barry argent, the second gules, a chevron between three annulets argent, the third azure, a cross between annulets argent, the fourth gules, an eagle displayed argent, and the fifth azure, a fretty and a canton argent.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
In lower right margin below last line of text, dragon wrapped around word "tuum" of Psalm 89:04 (Vulg., 88:05).

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