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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 104v

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Initial B:
Psalm 092 (Vulg., 091).
Initial B decorated with foliage above fantastic animals, one biting the other.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: fantastic animal with single horn.
Line ending: escutcheon azure (unfinished).
Line ending: escutcheon gules (unfinished).
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with sword in right hand and with left hand grasping neck of hybrid animal (Burlesque: Fighting.
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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