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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 222r

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Initial O decorated with diapered infilling and foliate ornament.
Above the initial in left margin, male musician seated with feet crossed, ringing bell with right hand and playing pipe with left hand, beneath gabled architectural frame surmounted by tower at top of which is male musician, wearing cap, blowing trumpet.
Below the initial in left margin, two nude men, as supporting figures, one joining the other upside down at the groin, each grasping wrists of the other, and each attacked by fantastic animal.
Text page of Sixth Lesson in Second Nocturn of Matins of Hours of the Virgin.

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