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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 77v

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Deer -- Of three horsemen, wearing hats, one with sword at his waist blows hunting horn and the third indicates leaping roe buck with rod. All are astride bridled horses in pursuit of the roe buck. In foreground, one of two men wears hat and indicates the roe buck; the other wears hood with hunting horn on his back and both hold spears. They walk behind pack of eight dogs in pursuit of the roe buck.
Scene in grassy landscape with rocky outcrop and trees against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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