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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 105r

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Initial D:
Psalm 093 (Vulg., 092).
Initial D with ascender formed by fantastic animal with foliate tail enclosing three men, one dancing (?), one with raised hands pointing to head, and the third playing bagpipe.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure and a canton argent.
Line ending: crowned hybrid man with two bodies.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure and canton argent, on chief label of three azure.
Line ending: hybrid animal, in jaws of fantastic animal and hybrid man with spears and shields, one with heraldry of Boisleux.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: snail encountering helmeted soldier in chain mail, armed with shield and sword, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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