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Roundel with Netting Quail

Artist:
After a design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, Nuremberg 1503–1553 Vienna)
Date:
16th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Colorless glass, vitreous paint, silver stain and cold enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.185
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.
[ Edward R. Lubin, Works of Art, New York (sold 1979)]
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