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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 221v

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Initial S decorated with diapered infilling and beast head, and adjoined by vertical foliate bar entwined with fantastic animal, and branching into foliate tendrils forming horizontal foliate stem, on which nude figure crawls, followed by fantastic animal entwined around the stem, in lower margin.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Text page of Fifth Lesson in Second Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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