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The Unicorn Defends Itself

The Unicorn Defends Itself, 1495–1505
South Netherlandish
Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts; Overall: 12 ft. 1 in. x 13 ft. 2 in. (368.3 x 401.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.4)
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Feverfew has a history of use as a vulnerary or wound herb, and this may account for its presence in close proximity to the spear-carrying hunter, his wounded dog, and the vulnerable Unicorn.

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