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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 203v

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Initial U decorated with diapered infilling, and formed by dragon, at beginning of Hymn.
In upper margin, border of foliate tendrils entwined with two fantastic animals and two men, wearing caps, combatting with swords and shields, on gold fields.
Initial B decorated with diapered infillings and foliate ornament, adjoined by two fantastic animals, at beginning of Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: man playing pipe and tabor, in jaws of fantastic animal, before man dancing.
Line ending: escuctcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: three men dancing, the second with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first, and the third holding bagpipe and vessel (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one attacking the other.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Hymn, Ueni creator, and Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001) in Matins of Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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