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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 63r

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Deer -- In foreground twelve dogs surround skin of stag, some licking blood on the skin. Man, touches stag skin with rod; two other men, wearing hats, one holding spear, touch dog with rods. Two men, wearing hats, one wearing fur lined garment, stand in conversation at end of the pack of dogs. In foreground dog licks head of stag held by antlers by man wearing hat. At right, man, wearing headgear, raises rod toward rearing horse; three other horses stand with man wearing hat.
Scene in landscape with trees against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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