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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 110r

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Initial D:
Psalm 099 (Vulg., 098).
Initial D with beast head and with ascender formed by foliate extension intertwined with animal.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, the first swallowing the second biting the first.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a cross between annulets argent.
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with shield, thrusting sword into hybrid man wielding sword (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: four escutcheons, the first gules, a fretty and a canton argent, the second azure, a dragon argent, the third gules, an eagle displayed argent, and the fourth azure, three horseshoes argent.
Line ending: woman, wearing berbette, tunic, and striped stockings, and man with hands raised pointing to his ears, both dancing (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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