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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 91r

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Otter -- On far bank of stream man raising trident with right hand aims spear in left hand toward hindquarters of otter in base of dead tree. Another man stands next to dog on bank aiming trident at otter swimming in stream. Dog swims near the otter in stream. In foreground, two men aim tridents at the swimming otter. Three dogs, one leaping, one looking up tree, one sniffing ground are in foreground.
Scene in grassy landscape with stream and trees, against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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