Roundel with Netting Quail

Artist: After a design by Augustin Hirschvogel (German, Nuremberg 1503–1553 Vienna)

Date: 16th century

Culture: German

Medium: Colorless glass, vitreous paint, silver stain and cold enamel

Dimensions: Overall: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)

Classification: Glass-Stained

Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1979

Accession Number: 1979.185


Hiding behind a large board, a bird catcher frightens quail at the sight of a painted steer, thus compelling the anxious birds toward his elaborate net. Part of a series of roundels based on drawings of different types of hunt, the glass may have been intended for a hunting lodge or estate.