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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 248r

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Initial C decorated with diapered infilling and foliate terminals and with two fantastic animals with round objects in their jaws above and below the initial. Beginning of Collect.
Initial T decorated with diapered infilling, lozenge, and foliate terminals, above female figure, wearing berbette, as acrobat or dancing, as caryatid for the initial. Beginning of Collect.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a cross argent.
Line endings: geometric and foliate ornament.
Text page of Collect and another Collect to All Saints in Vespers of Hours of the Virgin.

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