Count Guy’s men are shown here armed with swords and spears. When riding, the shield was held from a loose strap round the neck and grasped in the left hand by a centre-grip. This particular style of shield is thought to have originated in the eastern Mediterranean. Its long narrow shape was designed to protect the left leg of the horseman and measured approximately 23" wide by 39" long. The men are riding palfreys, an all-round light saddle horse. Two dogs end this scene as marked by another tree. Another Aesop's Fable ‘The Lion’s Share’ appears in the lower border. The moral to this fable is ‘you may share the labour but not the spoil’.

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