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Unicorn in Captivity Pillow

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Price: $55.00
Member Price: $49.50

Item# 15-022452 

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Description

Our pillow features a detail from The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 14951505), one of seven individual hangings known as The Unicorn Tapestries. Among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages that survive, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn in fine wool, silk, and silver and gilded threads.

Cotton blend. Cotton backing. Imported. 8 1/4'' square.

  • Cotton backing
  • 8 1/4'' square

Art History

In The Unicorn in Captivity, the unicorn probably represents the beloved tamed. He is tethered to a tree and constrained by a fence, but the chain is not secure and the fence is low enough to leap over, which would allow him to if he wished. Clearly, however, his confinement is a happy one, to which the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the treea medieval symbol of fertility and marriagetestify.

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Description

Our pillow features a detail from The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 14951505), one of seven individual hangings known as The Unicorn Tapestries. Among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages that survive, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn in fine wool, silk, and silver and gilded threads.

Cotton blend. Cotton backing. Imported. 8 1/4'' square.





  • Cotton backing
  • 8 1/4'' square




Art History

In The Unicorn in Captivity, the unicorn probably represents the beloved tamed. He is tethered to a tree and constrained by a fence, but the chain is not secure and the fence is low enough to leap over, which would allow him to if he wished. Clearly, however, his confinement is a happy one, to which the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the treea medieval symbol of fertility and marriagetestify.


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