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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 178r

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Initial D:
Psalm 006 (Vulg., 006).
Initial D decorated with diapered infilling, and decorated with interlaced extensions with foliate terminals entwined with man wielding sword and shield (buckler) and bitten by animal and fantastic animal.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth, pursued by dog.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: in jaws of fantastic animals, two men, one nude, fighting with spears and shields, the right one decorated with heraldry of vert, a fess argent (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
In lower margin below the text block, fantastic animal with jaws open around the last syllable of the last word "usquequo" of verse 3 (Vulg., 006) of Psalm 006.
Text page of Psalms 005 (Vulg., 005) and 006 (Vulg., 006) of First Nocturn of Matins in Office of the Dead.

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