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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 27r

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Initial U:
Psalm 013 (Vulg., 012).
Archer, emrging from jaws of beast head, shooting with bow and arrow up toward another beast head, all forming part of spiralling foliate tendrils, entwined with tail of one of two dragons, as ascender to initial U of Psalm 13 (Vulg., 12).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Neuville-Vitasse.
Line ending: nude man in jaws of fantastic, with bow shooting at hindquarters of partly nude man bending over, looking back, and holding stick (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: two escutcheons, one Boisleux and the other, gules, a bordure argent.
Line ending: animal.
Line ending: foliate and geometric ornament.

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