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

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Initial E decorated with diapered infilling, adjoined by two fantastic animals biting each other, one with tail of foliate tendrils, and the other with tail bitten by another fantastic animal in left margin. Beginning of Collect in Vespers of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third biting the first one.
Line ending: escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line endings: foliate ornament.
In lower margin below text block, fantastic animal wrapped around two words, "deo gratias".

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