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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 102r

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Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic dragon, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering hybrid bird indicating hindquarters with right hand and holding stick in left hand (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 89:35-46 (Vulg., 88:36-47).

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