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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 166v

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Initial M:
Canticle: Virgin Mary.
Initial M intertwined with fantastic animal.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: three men dancing, the second with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first, and the third, hooded, holding bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: two heraldic escutcheons, one of Boisleux, and the other of Neuville-Vitasse, and one escutcheon gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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