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Search for the Unicorn: An Exhibition in Honor of The Cloisters' 75th Anniversary
May 15, 2013–August 18, 2013
Exhibition objects (1-20 of 46 Results)
Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.
Bernhard von Breydenbach
(German, Mainz 1440?–?1497 Mainz)
Date: 1486
Medium: Woodcuts
Accession Number: 19.49.3
Parade Saddle
Date: ca. 1450
Medium: Carved bone with traces of polychromy, mounted on a wood frame
Accession Number: 04.3.250
Cover with Unicorns
Date: 16th century
Medium: Cotton and bast fibers
Accession Number: 17.85
"Iskandar Kills the Monster of Habash," From a Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, silver, and gold on paper
Accession Number: 69.74.5
Portrait of a Woman, possibly Ginevra d'Antonio Lupari Gozzadini
Attributed to the Maestro delle Storie del Pane
(Italian (Emilian), active late 15th century)
Date: 1494?
Medium: Tempera on wood
Accession Number: 1975.1.96
Unicorn and Ram, from the Meshal ha-Kadmoni (Fable of the Ancients)
Isaac ben Solomon abi Sahula
(Spanish, born Castile, 1244)
Date: Printed 1491
Medium: Woodcut in printed book
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen
(ca. 1725–1795 (master 1754))
Date: 1779
Medium: Silver, iron, calfskin, textiles
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
A Maiden Taming a Unicorn, from the Worksop Bestiary
Date: ca. 1185
Medium: Tempera, gold, and ink on parchment
Medal of Cecilia Gonzaga
Pisanello (Antonio Pisano)
(Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)
Date: model 1447 (old aftercast)
Medium: Copper alloy with warm brown patina under a worn layer of black wax; pierced.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1307
Seated Lady Holding a Shield with an Unicorn
Martin Schongauer
(German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)
Date: 15th century
Medium: Engraving
Accession Number: 28.26.8
Unicorns at the Fountain
Date: 16th century
Medium: Linen and silk
Accession Number: 22.106
Playing Card, with Wild Woman and Unicorn
Master ES
(German, active ca. 1450–67)
Date: 15th century
Medium: Engraving; second state
Accession Number: 22.83.16
The Unicorn at the Stream, from the Unicorn Series
Jean Duvet
(French, ca. 1485–after 1561)
Date: ca. 1555
Medium: Engraving
Horae, B.M.V. use of Rome
Published by Thielman Kerver
Date: August 6, 1504
Medium: Printed on paper
Accession Number: 20.53.3
Historiae animalium (Histories of the Animals)
Conrad Gesner
(Swiss, Zurich 1516–1565 Zurich)
Date: Printed 1551
Medium: Woodcut in printed book
I) Symbolarum et Emblematum ex Aquatilibus et Reptilibus Desumptorum. Centuria Quarta. (1604)
Written by Joachim Camerarius the Younger
(German, 1534–1598)
Date: 1590–1605
Medium: Etching
Accession Number: 21.36.42
Birth Tray (Desco da Parto) with the Triumph of Chastity (recto) and Naked Boys with Poppy Pods (verso)
Workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso
(Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)
Date: ca. 1450–60
Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on panel
Narwhal Tusk
Date:
Medium: Narwhal tusk
Accession Number: L.2013.78
The Animals Going into the Ark from The Story of the Family of Seth
After Maerten de Vos
(Netherlandish, Antwerp 1532–1603 Antwerp)
Date: 1586
Medium: Engraving
Accession Number: 51.501.1692(13)
Adam at Work after the Fall from The Story of the First Men
Johannes Sadeler I
(Netherlandish, Brussels 1550–1600 Venice (?))
Date: 1583
Medium: Engraving; second state of two
Accession Number: 51.501.1768(4)
Peregrinatio in terram sanctam.
Bernhard von Breydenbach
(German, Mainz 1440?–?1497 Mainz)
Date: 1486
Accession Number: 19.49.3
Parade Saddle
Date: ca. 1450
Accession Number: 04.3.250
Cover with Unicorns
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 17.85
"Iskandar Kills the Monster of Habash," From a Book of Kings (Shahnama)
Abu'l Qasim Firdausi
(935–1020)
Date: ca. 1300–30
Accession Number: 69.74.5
Portrait of a Woman, possibly Ginevra d'Antonio Lupari Gozzadini
Attributed to the Maestro delle Storie del Pane
(Italian (Emilian), active late 15th century)
Date: 1494?
Accession Number: 1975.1.96
Unicorn and Ram, from the Meshal ha-Kadmoni (Fable of the Ancients)
Isaac ben Solomon abi Sahula
(Spanish, born Castile, 1244)
Date: Printed 1491
Kettle Drums
Franz Peter Bunsen
(ca. 1725–1795 (master 1754))
Date: 1779
Accession Number: 2010.138.1-.4
Medal of Cecilia Gonzaga
Pisanello (Antonio Pisano)
(Italian, Pisa or Verona by 1395–1455)
Date: model 1447 (old aftercast)
Accession Number: 1975.1.1307
Seated Lady Holding a Shield with an Unicorn
Martin Schongauer
(German, Colmar ca. 1435/50–1491 Breisach)
Date: 15th century
Accession Number: 28.26.8
Unicorns at the Fountain
Date: 16th century
Accession Number: 22.106
Playing Card, with Wild Woman and Unicorn
Master ES
(German, active ca. 1450–67)
Date: 15th century
Accession Number: 22.83.16
The Unicorn at the Stream, from the Unicorn Series
Jean Duvet
(French, ca. 1485–after 1561)
Date: ca. 1555
Horae, B.M.V. use of Rome
Published by Thielman Kerver
Date: August 6, 1504
Accession Number: 20.53.3
Historiae animalium (Histories of the Animals)
Conrad Gesner
(Swiss, Zurich 1516–1565 Zurich)
Date: Printed 1551
I) Symbolarum et Emblematum ex Aquatilibus et Reptilibus Desumptorum. Centuria Quarta. (1604)
Written by Joachim Camerarius the Younger
(German, 1534–1598)
Date: 1590–1605
Accession Number: 21.36.42
Birth Tray (Desco da Parto) with the Triumph of Chastity (recto) and Naked Boys with Poppy Pods (verso)
Workshop of Apollonio di Giovanni di Tomaso
(Italian, Florence ca. 1416–1465 Florence)
Date: ca. 1450–60
Narwhal Tusk
Date:
Accession Number: L.2013.78
The Animals Going into the Ark from The Story of the Family of Seth
After Maerten de Vos
(Netherlandish, Antwerp 1532–1603 Antwerp)
Date: 1586
Accession Number: 51.501.1692(13)
Adam at Work after the Fall from The Story of the First Men
Johannes Sadeler I
(Netherlandish, Brussels 1550–1600 Venice (?))
Date: 1583
Accession Number: 51.501.1768(4)
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