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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 246r

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Initial N decorated with diapered infilling and foliate tendrils entwined with two fantastic animals, one multi-legged with tail bitten by another fantastic animal, as ascender and descender, flanking two men wrestling, in left margin.
Line ending: man with spear, approaching seated hybrid man indicating his hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: two escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other vert, a fess argent.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a bordure argent, beside two men, one half nude, both combatting with swords and shields (bucklers).
Line ending: fantastic animal with object in jaws.
Line ending: hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: 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).
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Psalm 127 (Vulg., 126) in Vespers of Hours of the Virgin.

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