Pictured is one in a set of four
tapestries housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York city (Click on the image to see a larger
picture of the tapestry - 114K). This series is based
on hunting park themes, such as hunting for wild boar,
hawks, and birds. They all take place at a deer park,
although, somewhat ironically, no tapestry survives
from this set that depicts the actual hunt for deer.
There is conjecture that there may have been additional
tapestries in the series, but only these four remain.
What do you think is going on in this tapestry? You
stories that other site visitors have written
about the tapestry.
If you like, you can read more
about tapestries of the Middle Ages or the hunting series of tapestries.
Photo Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of
Art, Bequest of George Blumenthal, 1941 (41.190.228)
(c) 1992 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.