by The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Unicorn Tapestries in collection of The Cloisters are renowned for their beauty and botanical accuracy. The tapestries depict the hunt of the Unicorn, a mythical creature first mentioned by the Greek physician Ctesias in the fourth century B.C. In the Middle Ages the animal was known for its supposed invincibility and the therapeutic property of its horn. The design on the Museum's tie is based on one of these medieval hangings, The Unicorn in Captivity (South Netherlandish, ca. 1495– 1505).
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