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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 219r

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Initial D decorated with diapered infilling, adjoined by ascender of fantastic animal with tail of foliate tendrils entwined with two fantastic animals.
Below the initial, nude male acrobat with head under his hindquarters, grasping his arms around his legs, above hybrid animal with two bodies.
Text page of Psalm 008 (Vulg., 008) in Second Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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