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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 179v

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Initial P decorated with diapered infilling and ornament of interlace with two dragons above and horned hybrid animal with two bodies below.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bend gules.
Line ending: two men dancing, one raising hands pointing to his head and looking toward the other.
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a chevron between annulets argent, the second azure, two axes addorsed argent, and the third gules, a fretty and a canton argent.
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a fess argent and indistinct charge.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 007 (Vulg., 007) and First Lesson of First Nocturn in Matins in Office of the Dead.

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