A-Level: Plants in 2D or 3D works

Standing Hippopotamus, ca. 1961–1878 B.C.E., Egypt, Middle Kingdom, faience, 7 7/8″ x 2 15/16″ x 4 7/16″ / 20 cm x 7.5 cm x 11.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
This hippopotamus, found in a tomb, carries symbols of life and death, regeneration and chaos—why was it broken?

Standing Hippopotamus

The Coronation Mantle
Made for a Christian ruler by Islamic artisans, this cloak is full of Islamic motifs and cosmological references.

Coronation Mantle

Claude Monet, Poplars, 1891, oil on canvas, 36-5/8 x 29-3/16 inches / 93 x 74.1 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Obsessed with this view, Monet paid the owner of the trees not to cut them down until he finished his paintings.

Claude Monet, Poplars

The Unicorn in Captivity (one of seven woven hangings popularly known as the Unicorn Tapestries or the Hunt of the Unicorn)- detail
This is a creature so pure it can’t be caught—maybe that’s why the meaning of the tapestry eludes us.

The Unicorn in Captivity