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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 139r

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Initial F:
Psalm 119:121 (Vulg., 118:121).
Initial F formed by fantastic animal forming descender, entwined with another fantastic animal biting the other, and decorated with foliate ornament and interlaced extensions in lower margin.
Line ending: two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the other, beside male musician holding bagpipe under his left arm and raising goblet to his mouth.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one vert, a fess argent, and the other gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: man thrusting spear into animal, possibly boar (Sports and Games, Hunting, Boar?).
Line ending: man armed with sword and shield (buckler) encountering hybrid animal indicating hindquarters and holding stick (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: fantastic animal with single horn.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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