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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 30r

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Line ending: two men dancing, one with raised hands pointing to head.(Sports and Games: Dancing).
Line ending: heraldic escutcheon of Boisleux, and escutcheon of gules, a cross argent, both flanking animal hybrid or animal-headed figure with shield and man with heraldic shield of Neuville-Vitasse combatting with spears (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: bird pecking at protruding tongue of fox lying on its back (Bestiary: Fox feigning Death).
Line ending: snail encountering soldier, wearing helmet and chain mail, armed with shield and sword, hurling javelin (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: man, in jaws of fantastic animal, and hybrid man, both combatting wih swords and shields (bucklers). (Burlesque, Fighting).
Line ending: two heraldic escutcheons of Boisleux and Neuville-Vitasse.
Line endings decorated with foliate and geometric ornament.
Text page of Psalm 18:02-08 (Vulg., 17:03-09).

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