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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 116r

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Initial C:
Psalm 105 (Vulg., 104).
In left margin of initial C decorated with foliage, two men dancing, one with hands raised to head, both flanking ring (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure, a dragon argent, and the other gules, three barred annulets argent.
Line ending: hybrid dog with single horn.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, with sword and shield, pursuing hybrid man or centaur drawing bow back at the other (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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