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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 218r

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Initial E decorated with diapered infilling and foliage, with border extensions of animal biting one of two fantastic animals, at beginning of First Lesson.
Initial B decorated with diapered infilling and beast head, with extensions of foliate tendrils, enclosing male musician playing pipe and tabor, and entwined by two fantastic animals in lower margin. Beginning of Second Lesson.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Text page of First and Second Lessons in First Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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