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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 208v

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Psalm 070 (Vulg., 069).
Initial D decorated with diapered infilling, and adjoined by fantastic animal with tail of foliate tendrils.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, an eagle displayed argent.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first azure, a fretty and a canton argent, the second gules, a cross saltire between annulets argent, and the third azure, a cross between annulets argent.
Line ending: two men, one wearing cap, combatting with spears and shields, one decorated with heraldry of gules, a dragon argent.
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 070 (Vulg., 069) in Sext of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.

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