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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 29v

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Initial D
Psalm 018 (Vulg., 017).
Man, wearing cap, blowing trumpet, behind crenellated wall of tower with closed portals and surmounted by bannered spear, atop foliate tendrils forming part of ascender-tail of dragon biting initial D of Psalm 18 (Vulg., 17).
Line ending: two fantastic animals, one swallowing the other biting the first one.
Line ending: two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head. (Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: escutcheon of azure, a cross between roundels.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: escutcheon of gules, two axes addorsed argent, annd woman, wearing berbette and red striped stockings, and man combatting with spears and shields.
Line ending: foliate and geometric ornament.

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