Lady with Unicorn Sense of Taste 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.
In this tapestry, the sense of taste is depicted by the lady taking a sweetmeat, a medieval delicacy, from the dish offered to her by the maidservant. The monkey at the base is popping a sweetmeat into his mouth, thus completing the gesture and confirming the interpretation. 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 51H.
- NOTE: hanging rod pictured is sold separately.
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