Lady with Unicorn Mon Seul Desir Desire Wall Tapestry 62W -
The Lady and the Unicorn is a series of six tapestries woven in Flanders of wool and silk and is often considered one of the greatest works of art of the Middle Ages in Europe. Five of the tapestries are interpreted as depicting the five senses: taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch and a sixth one named desire that is believed to mean representing love or understanding. Each of the six tapestries depicts a noble lady with the unicorn on her left and a lion on her right and some include a monkey in the scene.
This Lady with Unicorn tapestry To My Only Desire (Mon Seul Desir) is the final installment in a series of six tapestries (c. 1490) in which the Lady with Unicorn experiences different sensory delights. In this final installment, the Lady rejects the jewels--and thus her worldly possessions--once she has arrived at her final understanding, Wisdom. Now in the Cluny Museum, Paris.
The original was woven in Flanders in the late 15th century.
- Made from woven cotton on a jacquard loom in the USA.
- Measures 62 in W x 50 in H.
- NOTE: hanging rod pictured is sold separately.
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