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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 215v

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Initial M decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals with descender of fantastic animal with tail of foliage.
Line ending: three men dancing, the second holding bagpipe, and the third with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the others (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two men, one in jaws of animal, and the other in jaws of fantastic animals, both fighting with swords and shields (bucklers) (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: escutcheon of vert, a fess argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 048 (Vulg., 047) in First Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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