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Rewarding the Hounds (From Incidents in a Stag Hunt) RE566247

Rewarding the Hounds (From Incidents in a Stag Hunt) RE566247

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"Rewarding the Hounds," depicted in "Incidents in a Stag Hunt," captures a moment of camaraderie and celebration following a successful hunt in the South Netherlandish tradition, dating from approximately 1495 to 1515. In this scene, the hunters gather to acknowledge and reward the hounds for their role in the pursuit and capture of the stag.

The tapestry portrays a sense of jubilation and appreciation as the hunters express gratitude to their loyal canine companions. Some hunters are seen offering treats or affectionate gestures to the hounds, while others engage in lively conversation, sharing tales of the hunt's excitement and challenges.

Amidst the lush surroundings of the forest, the hounds revel in their accomplishments, their eager expressions reflecting the satisfaction of a job well done. The scene evokes a sense of harmony between humans and animals, as both groups come together to celebrate their shared triumph.

Through its vibrant portrayal of the bond between hunters and hounds, "Rewarding the Hounds" offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of customs and traditions surrounding the hunt in the South Netherlandish culture. It serves as a poignant reminder of the mutual respect and cooperation that have long characterized the relationship between humans and their animal companions in the pursuit of shared goals.

Rewarding the Hounds (From Incidents in a Stag Hunt) RE566247

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