DescriptionThis freestanding, pop-up Advent calendar from The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a captivating lead-in to Christmas. Underneath each of the twenty-four die-cut windows is a detail from the celebrated medieval tapestry The Unicorn in Captivity. On the reverse of each window is a brief description about the selected detail, from the mille fleur background to a butterfly and dragonfly to the irises and lilies. Filled with rich colors, religious symbolism, and remarkable detail, this Advent calendar evokes all the warmth and serenity of the Yuletide season.
24 perforated doors with pop-up. 21 1/4'' x 14 3/16'' when open.
- 24 perforated doors with pop-up
- 21 1/4'' x 14 3/16'' when open
Art HistoryThe seventh and last in the series known as “The Unicorn Tapestries,” The Unicorn in Captivity is believed to be a religious allegory for the Incarnation of Christ as well as a secular allegory for love and marriage and the desire for children, befitting for the Nativity.