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Unicorn in Captivity Tote

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Price: $25.00
Member Price: $22.50

Item# 80-020902 

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Description

Our whimsical tote shows details from the iconic Unicorn in Captivity, which is set against a millefleurs background: a field of dark green covered with blossoming trees and flowers. More than 80 of the plant species represented in the tapestries have been identified. The unicorna mythical composite of a horse and a goatwas a popular image throughout the Middle Ages.

Cotton canvas. 16''H x 14''W; 9'' handle drop.

  • Cotton canvas
  • 16''H x 14''W; 9'' handle drop

Art History

The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries (South Netherlandish, 14951505) on display at The Cloisters are among the most celebrated medieval works in the Museums 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.

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Description

Our whimsical tote shows details from the iconic Unicorn in Captivity, which is set against a millefleurs background: a field of dark green covered with blossoming trees and flowers. More than 80 of the plant species represented in the tapestries have been identified. The unicorna mythical composite of a horse and a goatwas a popular image throughout the Middle Ages.

Cotton canvas. 16''H x 14''W; 9'' handle drop.





  • Cotton canvas
  • 16''H x 14''W; 9'' handle drop




Art History

The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries (South Netherlandish, 14951505) on display at The Cloisters are among the most celebrated medieval works in the Museums 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.


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