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.