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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 21r

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Initial D:
Psalm 003 (Vulg., 003).
Scene, Sports and Games: Jousting -- Two mounted knights, wearing visors and chain mail, armed with shields, the left decorated with heraldry of Neuville-Vitasse and the right shield decorated with heraldry of Boisleux, jousting with tilting poles or lances, all forming part of foliate ascender of dragon adjoining initial D of Psalm 3 (Vulg., 3).
Line ending: bird before fox, with protruding tongue, lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: snail, and woman, wearing berbette and red stocks, and man combatting with spears and shields, one with heraldry of Boisleux.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, armed with sword and shield, attacked by another fantastic animal.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: foliate and geometric ornament.

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