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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 204r

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Initial D decorated with diapered infilling and interlaced ornament, and with ascender of interlace and foliate tendrils along which is man armed with sword and shield (buckler) attacking fantastic animal, in left margin.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: horned fantastic animal.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: two men wrestling, flanked by two escutcheons, one Boisleux, and the other gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, and man, both fighting with swords and shields.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one gules, a cross argent, and the other gules, a cross argent, on a canton gules a fess indented argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of First Lesson in Matins of Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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