1400 – 1500
Renaissance in Italy & the North

The Unicorn in Captivity

South Netherlandish, The Unicorn in Captivity, wool, silk, silver, and gilt, 1495–1505
(The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

One of the seven hangings known as the "Unicorn Tapestries," or the "Hunt of the Unicorn"

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris

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