Hunting with a Hawk (from the Hunting Parks Tapestries)

South Netherlandish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305

This tapestry belongs to a larger set of four, featuring activities that take place within and around an enclosed hunting park. Here, hawking is the focus. At center, a youth sits astride a rearing horse while he watches his falcon bring down a bird. The folded back wings of the falcon are precisely observed, and capture the bird at the end of its dive. Outside the gated enclosure, one shepherd plays the bagpipes, another drinks, and a third dances with a shepherdess.

Hunting with a Hawk (from the Hunting Parks Tapestries), Wool and silk thread, South Netherlandish

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