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The Unicorn in Captivity, circa 1500

The Unicorn in Captivity, circa 1500

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METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

The Unicorn in Captivity, from the Unicorn Tapestries. This series of seven medieval tapestries depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn. Woven in fine wool and silk, with gold and silver threads, the tapestries were made by South Netherlandish weavers. This tapestry dates from the period 1495 to 1505.

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