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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.232 fol. 265r

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Pietro de Crescenzi: Livre des Prouffis Champestres et Ruraux, Book X -- Standing beside building with sundial, Pietro de Crescenzi and another man converse. To right, one man fishes beside pond with fishing rod while another man, in pond, catches fish with net.
Behind them, two men hunt birds in trees. One man aims crossbow as the second man, raising long pole to mouth and placing the other end within tree, scares bird flying out of tree.
A third man, hiding behind wall, holds pole attached to bird trap placed on ground beside three other covered traps.
In background, fourth man and dog corner animal below tree.
Foliate border frames miniature and text. Lower border inhabited by dog.

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