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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 231r

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Initial D decorated with diapered infilling, and adjoined by fantastic animal with ascender tail of foliate tendrils entwined with fantastic animmal with tail of foliate tendrils in upper margin.
Below the initial spandrel, male caryatid, with fingers joined, seated on bench above fantastic animal biting itself.
Line ending: heraldic shield of Boisleux, beside two men, combatting with swords and shields (bucklers).
Line ending: three escutcheons, the first gules, a cross argent, the second Neuville-Vitasse, and the third gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: snail encountering bird-headed hybrid man, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin.
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 067 (Vulg., 067) in Lauds of Hours of the Virgin.

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