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[Livro de la Menscalcia de li cavalli]
Italy, perhaps in Apulia, early 15th century
MS M.735 fol. 82v

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1) Man pours contents of container into horn in mouth of bridled horse. Large bird, possibly heron, sits on back of the horse and steadies the horn in beak.
2) Man, wearing dagger, pours contents of container into horn placed in mouth of bridled horse, tied to hitching post.
Unframed colored drawings illustrating chapters 68 and 69 (respectively).

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