MS M.1044, fols. 48v–49r

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Gaston III Phœbus, Count of Foix

Livre de la chasse

Paris, France
ca. 1406–1407
381 x 290 mm

Bequest of Clara S. Peck, 1983

MS M. 1044
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Recognizing a Great Hart from His Droppings
In the previous chapter, Phoebus instructed the groom how to recognize the sex, age, and physical condition of a stag by its footprints. Here, he explained how to examine a hart's droppings to determine whether it was suitable prey. In the miniature, a harborer (locater), who has located a stag with the help of his lymer, shows his findings to his master.


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