DescriptionThe Hunt of the Unicorn
tapestries (South Netherlandish, 1495–1505) on display at The Cloisters are among the most celebrated medieval works in the Museum’s collection. Luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads, the seven individual hangings vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn. A mythical composite of a horse and a goat, the unicorn was a popular image throughout the Middle Ages. Our whimsical pin is based on the iconic unicorn portrayed in these magnificent tapestries.
22K gold overlay. 1 3/4''L x 2''W.