La Musee de la Chasse

The third day in Paris, Eglantine from Le Monte en L'air showed me around the city a bit including taking me to see La Musee de la Chasse (the Museum of Hunting). It was like walking into another world.

I particularly noted this image, below, of trained eagles that have just taken down a wolf. A year or so ago someone sent me a link to this video of the same phenomenon demonstrated in Mongolia (it's harrowing). Note, in particular the artwork depicted in the intro. So apparently it's a widespread, ancient practice.

Carved bone. A lot of the imagery carved into handles and gun butts was decidedly pagan.