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

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Initial Q decorated with diapered infilling, and adjoined by fantastic animal with descender-tail of foliate tendrils enclosing cock, owl, horsman, and dog with leash led by male figure, flanked by animal and fantastic animal, in lower margin.
Line ending: escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse with a label of three azure.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: two escutcheons, one gules, a bordure argent, and the other gules, a bordure and a canton, on a chief label of three azure.
Line ending: three fantastic animals, two swallowing the third biting the first one.
Line ending: snail encountering man, armed with sword and shield, hurling javelin (Burlesque: Fighting), beside heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: man, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 002 (Vulg., 002) in Prime of Hours of the Virgin.

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