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  • Tapestry with the Falcon's Bath, 1400–1415
    South Netherlandish
    Wool

    135 13/16 x 140 15/16 in. (345 x 358 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.93)

    Against a background strewn with flowers, noblemen and ladies practice the art of falconing. Under a rose arbor, they prepare the falcon's bath as part of the process of taming the wild bird. By stirring the water with a stick, they encourage the bird to enter the water. After the bath, the falcon will receive the small bird in the man's left hand as a reward. A second falcon, covered by a hood, is held by the lady in blue.

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    On view at The Cloisers: Gallery 016
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  • Tapestry with the Falcon's Bath, 1400–1415
    South Netherlandish
    Wool

    135 13/16 x 140 15/16 in. (345 x 358 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 2011 (2011.93)


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