Market and kitchen pieces have existed since the sixteenth century. Frans Snyders picked up on this tradition and translated it into the formal language of his time: instead of an overflowing wealth of detail, fewer—but all the more prominently placed—victuals are included. Here, prominence is given to a deer, the head of a wild boar and a lobster. They form the basis of an elaborate feast while also alluding to hunting as the prerogative of the aristocracy. The same applies to the sniffing hound, whose collar indicates its obedience and the rank of its master.