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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 172r

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Decorated initial C of Collect, surmounted by male musician playing pipe and tabor, seated with crossed feet on bench, under trefoil gabled architectural frame in upper margin.
Initial D decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals.
Initial F decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals, and vertical bar formed by fantastic animal.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: foliate ornament.
Text page of four Collects.

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