The Unicorn Tapestries

The Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries, cartoons made in Paris, woven in the Southern Netherlands, c. 1495–1505, wool, silk, metal threads (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), including,

• The Hunters Enter the Woods, 368.3 x 315 cm
• The Unicorn Purifies Water, 368.3 x 378.5 cm
• The Unicorn Crosses a Stream, 368.3 x 426.7 cm
• The Unicorn Defends Himself, 368.3 x 401.3 cm
• The Unicorn Surrenders to a Maiden, 198.1 x 64.8 cm
• The Hunters Return to the Castle, 368.3 x 388.6 cm
• The Unicorn Rests in the Garden, 368 x 251.5 cm

speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "The Unicorn Tapestries," in Smarthistory, November 29, 2015, accessed April 19, 2024,