Most of the time, jesters didn’t need to entertain, so they would take on other household duties. Here an oﬀ-duty jester dreams while watching the master’s hounds.
A jester dozes slouched in a chair, with legs crossed and head nodding down. A blue dog pulls one of his slippers off his foot. Four more dogs sleep on the floor in front of the jester: one red, one orange, one yellow, and one green. The jester’s pointed hat hangs from a post next to the chair. Above the jester, two naked cherubs hang down, each holding a sword. The two swords cross in an X. The jester has yellow hair and wears a white outfit, with red and green stripes on the sleeves, a wide blue collar, and pointy red and green slippers. The floor is black.