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Detail from The Hunters Enter the Woods

Detail from The Hunters Enter the Woods, 1495–1505
South Netherlandish
Wool warp, wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts; Overall: 12 ft. 1 in. x 10 ft. 4 in. (368.3 x 315 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.1)

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The butcher’s broom is shown at the lower left edge of the tapestry, and may indicate the woodland margin that is the plant’s natural habitat.

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