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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 154v

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Initial L:
Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145).
Initial L formed by devil or dog-headed man (Cynocephalus ?), nude, rending of and emerging from jaws of fantastic animal with foliate tail, entwined with another fantastic animal.
Line ending: fantastic animal with two horns.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a dragon argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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