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Livre de la chasse
France, Paris, ca. 1406-1407
MS M.1044 fol. 107r

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Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting, Rabbit -- Two dogs run through field of wheat. Man, wearing hat, standing next to the field, wearing quiver at waist, holds bow in extended right hand, looking toward rabbit struck by arrow with heavy tip (to stun or kill, not pierce). In middle ground, horseman, wearing hat, astride bridled horse, indicates hunter with bow and arrow with heavy tip, aimed at rabbit. In foreground two dogs pursue rabbit next to field of wheat.
Scene in grassy landscape with trees, against decorated background.
Ornament of rinceaux in margins.

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