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

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Initial D:
Psalm 014 (Vulg., 013).
Initial D decorated with diapered infilling and grasped by male acrobat upside down, with one of his legs attacked by fantastic animal with foliate tail entwined with another fantastic animal in upper margin.
Line ending: fantastic animal.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fish, armed with sword and shield (buckler), encountering hooded male head.
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux.
Line ending: geometric ornament.
In lower margin below last line of text block, dragon with jaws open around words "cam panis" from "qui deuorant plebem meam sicut escam panis" of Psalm 14:04 (Vulg., 13:04).

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