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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 82v

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Bear -- Of two horsemen, wearing hats, one blows hunting horn. The other, with sword at waist indicates running bear with left hand. Both are astride bridled horses in pursuit of the bear. In foreground, of two men holding crossbows over right shoulders, one wears hat and has quiver of arrows at waist on back; the other wears bi-color hose. A third man with quiver of arrows at his waist, arms crossbow. The men walk behind pack of seven dogs in pursuit of the bear; another dog attacks hindquarters of the bear.
Scene in grassy landscape with trees against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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