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Notes sur les animaux utilisés à la chasse sous les Tang

Valérie MANSARD

fr Anthropozoologica 18 - Pages 91-98

Published on 01 May 1994

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animals in Chinese culture

Note about animals used for hunting by the Tangs

Murals painting excavated in three imperial tombs dating from the Tang dynasty (618-907), in China (Shaanxi province), give us informations about some animals used by the hunters. This paper examines the role of the following auxiliary animals: horse, dog, bird of prey, feline and camel, and tries to understand what kind of hunting techniques are used.
Keywords :
China, Tang, Hunting, Auxiliary animals.
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