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Hunting Scene


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Description This is the left portion of what would have been a very large tapestry, intended to cover the wall of a nobleman's great hall. Tapestries, besides being decorative, were used to provide insulation against cold winter drafts. Scenes of hunting were common in such courtly contexts, as hunting was a popular activity of the land-owning classes. The central figure of this work may be the duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good (1396-1467).
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1908, by purchase, Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1908

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Period
ca. 1440-1460 (Renaissance)
Medium
wool and silk
(Textiles)
Accession Number
82.14
Measurements
Overall: 142 1/8 x 66 15/16 in. (361 x 170 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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