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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 31v

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Scene, Occupational: Veterinary -- Man, wearing soft cap, holding walking stick with left hand, gesturing with right hand toward dog on hindquarters, held by man sitting on bench, his right leg around the dog, opening muzzle with both hands; dog sitting upright, right paw held by man, holding the paw with left hand and object with right hand, wearing purse with bone or biscuit, kneeling on ground; man wearing soft hat, seated on bench, holding head of mastiff wearing spiked collar; man, kneeling on one knee, binding back leg(s) of greyhound wearing collar; man, wearing hood, seated on bench, pulling ears of spaniel; dog, sitting upright, right paw in basin of water (?), left paw held and examined by man kneeling on one knee; next to basin, man kneeling, holding, from back, with both arms, hound looking back; man seated or kneeling with both arms around hound sitting upright.
Scene in grassy landscape against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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