Masterpieces: The Unicorn Tapestries

The Unicorn Tapestries, 1495-1505, France [Paris]; The Netherlands [Southern Netherlands].

Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts,

overall: 145 x 149 in. (368.3 x 378.5 cm).

The seven individual hangings known as “The Unicorn Tapestries,” are among the most beautiful and complex works of art from the late Middle Ages that survive. Luxuriously woven in fine wool and silk with silver and gilded threads, the tapestries vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for the elusive, magical unicorn. 

Launch the Virtual Tour of the Metropolitan Cloisters

Long form articles:

https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-unicorn-tapestries-1495-1505

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2020/11/18/the-secret-of-the-unicorn-tapestries/

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/04/11/capturing-the-unicorn

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-mystery-mets-unicorn-tapestries-remains-unsolved

https://www.theepochtimes.com/explainer-the-symbolism-of-the-lady-and-the-unicorn-tapestry-cycle_2441492.html

The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Adolfo Salvatore Cavallo

Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN 10: 0870998692 ISBN 13: 9780870998690

UNICORN TAPESTRIES

FREEMAN, MARGARET B.

Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN 10: 0870991477 ISBN 13: 9780870991479

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s