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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 141r

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Initial P:
Psalm 119:161 (Vulg., 118:161).
Initial P decorated with foliate ornament entwined fantastic animals above and below the initial.
In left margin above the initial, stork with frog in its beak.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: fish, and long-eared fantastic animal.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two fishes connected by knotted line.
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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