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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 194r

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Canticle: Zacharias.
Initial B decorated with foliate ornament and diapered spandrels, adjoined by fantastic animals in left margin.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: hybrid woman, wearing berbette, confronting hybrid man (hybrid couple).
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: fish encountering fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Canticle of Zacharias in Lauds of Office of the Dead.

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