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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 238r

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Initial H decorated with diapered infilling and formed by fantastic animal, biting another fantastic animal with knotted tail of tendrils amid which are three men dancing, the second with raised hands pointing to head, looking back at the first, and the third holding bagpipe (Sports and Games: Dancing), in upper margin. Beginning of Chapter.
Initial F decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals. Beginning of Collect.
Initial O decorated with diapered infilling, and adjoined by fantastic animal at the lower left spandrel. Beginning of Collect for All Saints.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Text page of Chapter, Collect, and Collect to All Saints in Prime of Hours of the Virgin.

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