Shepherds Purse: tapestry - Scene of hunting and shepherding

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This may be part of the same set of Chaumont tapestries as "Scenes of hunting and dance". It is similarly currently located in Washington at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

Several shepherds sit together in the foreground while a hunt goes on in the background. Most of the shepherds of both sexes wear pouch-belts with rings and hanging implements, although the photo is too small for easy identification.

One shepherd playing the bagpipes wears a different style of pouch.


Joubert, Fabienne. 1987. La tapisserie médiévale au musée de Cluny. Éditions de la Re/union des musées nationaux, Paris. p.124, fig. 114