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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 232v

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Initial L decorated with foliate ornament, interlace, and foliate extensions with knots in upper margin. Beginning of Psalm 148 (Vulg., 148).
Line ending: nude man and man, both in jaws of fantastic animals, fighting with swords and shields (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: horned hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: two heraldic escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the other.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 148 (Vulg., 148) in Lauds of Hours of the Virgin.

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