Fragment of a Band with Male Figure Leading Mounted Female Figure with Falcon

Fragment of a Band with Male Figure Leading Mounted Female Figure with Falcon

16th-17th century

Needle lace; filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 28.5 x 43.6 cm (11 1/4 x 17 3/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1158

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The forward tilt of the male figure and the horse’s raised hooves create a sense of dynamic movement.

Description

This fragment may depict a hunting scene. A male figure leads a female figure on horseback. The male figure, possibly of non-western heritage, seems to carry a weapon in his right hand and the bird he has hunted in his left.

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