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

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Initial C decorated with diapered infilling, adjoined by ascender of fantastic animal with tail of foliate tendrils.
Below the initial, male acrobat swinging upside down from tail of fantastic animal with round object in jaws.
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, and hybrid man, both fighting with spears and shields, one decorated with heraldry of Neuville-Vitasse (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: two escutcheons, one gules, a cross argent, and the other as half-shield of vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: male musician striking drum, encountering animal.
Line ending: horned fantastic animal.
Line ending: two female warriors, wearing berbettes, one in heraldic garment and with shield of Boisleux, and the other in garment and with shield of Neuville-Vitasse, both fighting with spears (Scene, Sports and Games: Combat).
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third biting the first one.
Text page of Psalm 019 (Vulg., 018) in Second Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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