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The Falconers: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2001-06-27

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
This tapestry is a fragment of a larger hanging that depicts ladies and gentlemen hunting with falcons. It shows various phases in the training and exercise of the birds, as well as the manner and dress of the nobility who enjoyed this social sport.&lt:P>During the fifteenth century many tapestry designers indicated perspective by arranging various scenes one above the other. The figures near the bottom of the piece are meant to be in the foreground, closer to the viewer, while the scenes near the top are more distant.<P>
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009