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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 79v

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Rabbit -- Man, wearing cap, carrying rabbit on spear over his right shoulder, indicating leaping rabbit with left hand, stands behind man, carrying spear with left hand and blowing hunting horn. Two men wearing hats, one with left hand extended toward the rabbit and the other raising rod (?) with right hand, are astride horses in pursuit of the rabbit. Pack of eight dogs pursuing the rabbit are accompanied by man wearing hood, with hunting horn with strap on his back, carrying pole over right shoulder, looking back over left shoulder at horsemen.
Scene in grassy landscape with trees against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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