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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 211r

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Initial M decorated with diapered infilling and with descender of foliate tendrils entwined with dragon, at beginning of Canticle of Virgin Mary in Vespers of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Line ending: three men dancing, the second nude, with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first, and the third holding bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a border and a canton argent, the second gules, a bordure argent, and the third gules, a cross argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: nude archer shooting with bow, and man, wearing cap, thrusting spear at boar (hunting).
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.

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