The goose braining spike (刺鵝錐); a traditional falconry tool employed by Khitan gyr falcon falc

Date Created: 17 March 2016

Author: Unknown

Source: Huisheng Chen


Location: China

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  • China
  • Falcon
  • Artwork
  • 10th Century
  • 11th Century
  • 12th Century
  • 13th Century
  • Hunting
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Khitan (or Kitan, also known as Liao, Chinese: 契丹語) is a now-extinct language once spoken by the Khitan people (388–1243). It was the official language of the Liao dynasty (907–1125) and the Qara Khitai (1124–1218).

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