The Falcon's Bath

South Netherlandish

Not on view

This recently discovered tapestry depicting courtly figures training a falcon is in remarkably good condition. At the center of the tapestry, four luxuriously dressed figures are gathered in front of a rose trellis and flowering turf bench. The lady and the gentleman in the foreground, attended by courtiers behind them, are encouraging the falcon to bathe in the basin of water between them. Four additional figures at the corners, set against a flowering, or millefleurs ground, are also busy training falcons.

#141. The Falcon's Bath

The Falcon's Bath, Tapestry with wool warp and wool wefts, South Netherlandish

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