Footed Cup with Falconer


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 300

In this freely drawn design a man holds two lures used in the training of falcons; below them two birds appear. Contemporary travelers' accounts describe large hunting parties living for months in tents in the countryside. Laws regulating the ownership of birds of prey further attest to the popularity of hawking on medieval Cyprus.

Footed Cup with Falconer, Earthenware, glazed, Byzantine

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