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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 239r

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Initial L decorated with diapered infilling, and formed by two fantastic animals, one biting the other, both with tails of foliate tendrils.
Line ending: man, wearing trousers only, dancing, and nude man with raised hands pointing to head, in jaws of fantastic animal.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: long-eared fantastic animal with horned jaw.
Line ending: two men, one wearing trousers only, both combatting with swords and shields (bucklers).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: hybrid man, crowned, with two bodies.
Line ending: gules, a bordure and a canton argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 121 (Vulg., 120) in Terce of Hours of the Virgin.

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