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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 175v

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Initial L:
Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145)
Initial L decorated with diapered infilling and formed by two fantastic animals with foliate tendrils, one biting the other biting smaller 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 holding goblet and bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure and a canton argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Office of the Dead, Vespers, Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145).

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