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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 186r

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Psalm 041 (Vulg., 040).
Initial B decorated with diapered infilling and with border extensions formed by fantastic animals with foliate tendrils in left and upper margins.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one azure, three horseshoes argent, and the other gules, a fess between three annulets argent.
Line ending: two female warriors, wearing berbettes, one nude, combatting with swords and shields.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, three horseshoes gules.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, an eagle displayed argent.
Line ending: horned animal head.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 041 (Vulg., 040) of Third Nocturn in Matins of Office of the Dead.

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