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The Captive Unicorn - No Border

The Captive Unicorn Tapestry

This is the highest quality version available of the Captive Unicorn tapestry. It is the final tapestry in the late 15th century The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries, also known as The Unicorn Tapestries. These seven tapestries were possibly commissioned for the wedding of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany in 1491.

Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries

The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries were woven in Brussels between 1495 and 1505 in a wool and silk weave with gilt and silver threads. The Captive Unicorn tapestry shows the magical unicorn in anallegorical setting expressing purity and fertility, Christian and human love. The unicorn (representing purity) is attached by a golden chain to a pomegranate tree (fertility). The A and reversed E might refer to Anne of Brittany. They are displayed today at the Metropolitan Cloisters in New York.

The Captive Unicorn tapestry, is woven in France by Jules Pansu and is fully lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging. We supply tapestry hanging information with every order. Please note that the larger size is non-returnable.

Here is a photographic detail of the central section of this tapestry:

The Captive Unicorn tapestry detail

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The Captive Unicorn - No Border

ME043NB-PA

$985.00

This is the highest quality version available of the Captive Unicorn tapestry. It is the final tapestry in the late 15th century The Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestries, also known as...MORE

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