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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 20r

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Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001).
1) David: given Michal in Marriage -- Saul, crowned, holds right hands of David and Michal. Scene in architectural setting.
Illustration of I Samuel 18:27.
2) David: playing before Saul -- Beside throne, Saul, crowned, stands, opens mouth from which black devil escapes, and extends hands, before David playing harp with animal-headed terminal, standing beside portal of building, forming part of architectural setting.
Illustration of I Samuel 16:23.
Scenes in initial B decorated with ornament of foliage on gold diapered backgrounds.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first.
Line ending: Scene, Sports and Games: Dancing -- Two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the other.

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