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The Hunters Enter the Woods (detail)

The Hunters Enter the Woods (from the Unicorn Tapestries), 1495–1505
South Netherlandish
Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts; Overall: 145 x 158 in. (368.3 x 401.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1937 (37.80.1)

Two wild native European pinks appear in The Start of the Hunt. The ragged pink (D. seguieri) appears in the upper third of the tapestry, between the elaborately hatted and costumed hunters. The fringed pink, D. superbus, a much smaller, slenderer plant, can be found at the lower left corner of the same hanging, near the forelegs of the pair of braced hounds.

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