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Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry Wall Hanging

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Price: $425.00
Member Price: $382.50

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Description

The Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters are renowned for their beauty and botanical accuracy. The tapestries depict the hunt of the Unicorn, a mythical creature first mentioned by the Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century B.C. In the Middle Ages the animal was known for its supposed invincibility and the therapeutic property of its horn. The design on our magnificent wall hanging is based on one of these remarkable medieval hangings, The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 14951505).

53% Wool/Laine; 38% Cotton; 7% Polyester; 2% Polyamide. Heavy weight cotton trip with 7 brass rivets for hanging. 44"H x 33"W.

  • 53% Wool/Laine; 38% Cotton; 7% Polyester; 2% Polyamide
  • Heavy weight cotton trip with 7 brass rivets for hanging
  • 44"H x 33"W

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

The Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters are renowned for their beauty and botanical accuracy. The tapestries depict the hunt of the Unicorn, a mythical creature first mentioned by the Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century B.C. In the Middle Ages the animal was known for its supposed invincibility and the therapeutic property of its horn. The design on our magnificent wall hanging is based on one of these remarkable medieval hangings, The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 14951505).

53% Wool/Laine; 38% Cotton; 7% Polyester; 2% Polyamide. Heavy weight cotton trip with 7 brass rivets for hanging. 44"H x 33"W.





  • 53% Wool/Laine; 38% Cotton; 7% Polyester; 2% Polyamide
  • Heavy weight cotton trip with 7 brass rivets for hanging
  • 44"H x 33"W




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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