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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 236r

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Initial B decorated with diapered infilling and foliate tendrils, and fantastic animal confronting dragon.
Line ending: two nude men with swords and shields (bucklers) fighting, one in jaws of fantastic animal, and the other in jaws of animal (Burlesque: Fighting).
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two heraldic escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: horned fantastic animal.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001) in Prime of Hours of the Virgin.

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