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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 132r

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Initial C:
Psalm 116 (Vulg., 115).
Initial C decorated with foliate ornament.
In left margin above the initial, man playing pipe and tabor, seated with feet crossed on ledge beneath architectural frame surmounted by tower, and below the initial, fantastic animal.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: snail encountering hybrid animal armed with shield, hurling club (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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