Lady and unicorn, 15th century

Lady and unicorn, 15th century

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Credit: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lady and unicorn. 15th-century artwork of a woman holding a unicorn in her lap with rocks in the background. This coloured woodcut is from a 1497 edition of 'Hortus sanitatis' (Garden of Health), printed in the German city of Mainz by Jacob Meydenbach. Also called 'Ortus Sanitatis', this work contains treatises on plants, animals and medicinal treatments, and was first published in 1491.

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