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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 42v

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Initial I:
Psalm 031 (Vulg., 030).
Initial I decorated with fantastic animal with beast head and female head, wearing berbette, encountering male head of hybrid (couple). On top of the initial-spandrel in left margin, female musician playing square tambourine and dancing (?).
Line ending: long-eared or horned hybrid animal with two bodies.
Line ending: fish.
Line ending: cat holding mouse in mouth.
Line ending: rabbit pursued by dog.
Line endings decorated with geometric and foliate ornament.

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