Tapestry - The Unicorn Leaps [R]
Modern interpretation of the medieval Hunt of the Unicorn series made by West Dean Tapestry Studio. From a series of seven tapestries commissioned by Historic Scotland for the reconstruction of the Palace Apartments at Stirling Castle. Based on originals on display in the Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, they depict the stalking and ultimate killing of a unicorn. Inventories dating from the reign of James V show that there were more than 100 tapestries in the royal collection by 1539. Among these is listed a set of six pieces depicting ‘the historie of the unicorne’. This set may have told the same story as the tapestries of the same period which are now in New York.
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