Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion


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Like the cloth from Perugia seen here, this textile features a combination of real and imaginary creatures. The inscription, only partially legible and apparently mixing Latin and Italian, invokes the name of Christ and the Church, indicating the cloth’s original use in a religious context.

Textile Fragment with Unicorn, Deer, Centaur and Lion, Wool intarsia and applique with gilt leather and linen embroidery, Scandinavian

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