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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 28v

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Initial D:
Psalm 016 (Vulg., 015).
In upper margin,fantastic animal with knotted tail, biting spiralling foliate tendrils forming part of initial C of Psalm 16 (Vulg., 15) below.
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a cross between annulets argent.
Line ending: nude man, in jaws of fantastic animal, shooting with bow and arrow at nude man, indicating hindquarters with right hand, holding stick in left hand, and looking back (Scene, Obscaena).
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, a fretty and a canton argent.
Line ending: horned fantastic animal.
Line ending: man, armed with sword, pursued by rabbit.
Line ending: long-eared hybrid animal with two bodies.
Lind ending: foliate and geometric ornament.

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