Unicorn in Captivity Belgian Wall Tapestry
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|Origin||Woven in Belgium|
|Dimensions||0.10 x 18.00 x 25.00 IN|
Unicorn in Captivity is a Belgian made jacquard woven wall tapestry. The artwork is a simplified rendering of a piece from the famous set of medieval tapestries called Chasse a la Licorne, or The Hunt of the Unicorn from the late 15th century; now on display at the Metropolitan Museum in New York. In the middle ages, this legendary animal was regarded as the symbol of purity. It is fastened by a golden chain to a tree bearing pomegranates, signifying marriage and fertility. The background is done in the millefleurs style upon a black backdrop.
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