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

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Initial D:
Psalm 094 (Vulg., 093).
Initial D with ascender decorated interlace and two fantastic animals entwined with foliage.
Line ending: hybrid man with right hand holding sword and with left hand grasping hair of of hybrid man armed with shield and with sword in right hand piercing the other (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: two men dancing, one with left hand pointing to head (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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