The Unicorn Is Found, 1495–1505
Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts; Overall: 12 ft. 1 in. x 12 ft. 5 in. (368.3 x 378.5 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.2)
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The sweet orange tree (at the lower right corner of the tapestry) is shown flowering and fruiting simultaneously, a characteristic of the genus Citrus. As an evergreen, winter-bearing tree, with golden fruit and fragrant white flowers, the orange tree was interpreted as a tree of Paradise in the Middle Ages.