Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Year of the Pig 2019 - wild boar hunt

Salvete Omnes,
 in Chinese Zodiac we just  have started the Year of the Pig - 豬年 .

Happy New Year - :)
In the past one of the famously dangerous (see my post about Borysthenes Alanus of emperor Hadrian) exploits for warriors and hunters was the feat of wild boar hunting from horseback -

Below please find some ancient images showing pig hunting from horseback in art ...
nota bene aside from the horses  the dogs played the most important role in this hunt along with hunt footmen-attendants.








all images from Wiki Commons

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