The Hunters Enter the Woods, Unicorn Tapestries

Illustration

Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 13 May 2019
The Hunters Enter the Woods, Unicorn Tapestries

"The Hunters Enter the Woods" is one of seven tapestries in the "Unicorn Tapestries" group. These allegorical tapestries depict the hunting of a unicorn, a mythological animal common to European folklore. "The Hunters Enter the Woods" depicts a group of hunters entering the woods with their hounds, eager to begin the hunt.

The tapestries originally belonged the Le Rochefoucald family of France, and the earliest record of them confirms that they were hanging in the Paris home of Fran├žois VI de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680 CE) by 1680 CE. The tapestries are thought to have been woven in Brussels, although they were designed in Paris, France.

The Unicorn Tapestries are now held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and are housed in the Met Cloisters.

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Art, M. M. O. (2019, May 13). The Hunters Enter the Woods, Unicorn Tapestries. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10619/

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Art, Metropolitan M. O. "The Hunters Enter the Woods, Unicorn Tapestries." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 13 May 2019. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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