Falconer on Horseback (Primary Title) - French- 15th century

Date Created: 04 October 2018

Author: Unknown

Source: The Internet

Owner: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Location: Virginia, USA

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  • 15th Century
  • Hunting
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Falconer on Horseback (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

 
15th century
French
polychromed wood
Burgundy, France
Overall: 41 × 15 × 28 in. (104.14 × 38.1 × 71.12 cm)
69.42
This hunter wears a thick glove on his left hand as protection against the talons of the falcon that he once carried. Falconry is a type of hunting for sport in which a trained bird captured prey for its master. It was a favorite pastime of nobility in the Medieval period.

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