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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 64v

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Boar -- Four men, wearing headgear, one with hunting horn on strap across shoulder, stand, one back turned, all with hands toward fire; another kneels extending hands toward fire. At right, man, kneeling with one knee on neck of boar, cuts belly of boar with knife. In foreground, at left, pack of seven dogs look toward fire; three other dogs look right toward two men flanking bowl, one man cutting brown object (loaf ?) with knife above bowl. The other man holds another brown object in right hand, and holds sack open with teeth and with left hand.
Scene in grassy landscape against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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