Roundel with Netting Quail

After a design by Augustin Hirschvogel German

On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10

Hiding behind a large board, a bird catcher frightens quail at the sight of a painted steer, thus compelling the anxious birds toward his elaborate net. Part of a series of roundels based on drawings of different types of hunt, the glass may have been intended for a hunting lodge or estate.

Roundel with Netting Quail, After a design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, Nuremberg 1503–1553 Vienna), Colorless glass, vitreous paint, silver stain and cold enamel, German

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