Unicorn Doorway


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 18

The dark fine-grained volcanic stone typical of the Auvergne region is well suited to the images of a pair of sleek unicorns that support an unidentified coat of arms. In the late fifteenth century, the house belonged to the Knights Hospitaller, a Crusader order with both a military and a charitable mission.

Unicorn Doorway, Volcanic stone, French

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