Previous image
Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry
Next image
Zoom image

Unicorn in Captivity


Not rated yet
  • $105.00
Part of a series commissioned as a wedding gift for Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII in 1491, "Unicorn in Captivity" dates to the 15th century and was produced in France. Here, the unicorn has been captured and is enclosed in a pen.

See the full product description below for more details.

Quantity:  

Currency is in US dollars, and product sizes are in inches (").

This item ships from the United States. This item ships worldwide.

Don't forget your tapestry rods and tassels!

  • Weight
    3 lbs
  • SKU
    TAPUCN155-018
Part of a series commissioned as a wedding gift for Anne of Brittany and Charles VIII in 1491, "Unicorn in Captivity" dates to the 15th century and was produced in France. The series was filled with wonderful medieval symbolism. The series chronicled the Hunt of the Unicorn, or "La Chasse de la Licorne", as it is formally known. Here, the unicorn has been captured and is enclosed in a pen. In a previous scene, the unicorn is shown dead. The two together portrayed the healing properties associated with unicorns. It is also symbolic of Christ rising from the dead, part of the medieval representations of unicorns. The original series is now housed in The Cloisters Museum in New York City. Wonderfully detailed and finely woven, "Unicorn in Captivity" is lined on the back and has a tunnel for easy hanging.
  • Size
    W 18" x H 25", W 26" x H 37"
  • Product Type
    Tapestry
  • Material
    100% cotton
  • Woven in
    France
  • Ships from
    United States
  • Ships to
    Worldwide
Customer reviews
Please sign in to add review
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
title

Get your exclusive coupon right now when you join our newsletter.

Plus, you will get exclusive offers only for members!




We respect your email privacy


Note: This offer cannot be used with any other offer.