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The Fruits and Nuts of the Unicorn Tapestries

  title={The Fruits and Nuts of the Unicorn Tapestries},
  author={Jules Janick and Anna Whipkey},
The unicorn is a mythical beast with the body of a small milk-white horse, a single spiraling horn arising from its forehead, and with cloven hooves and chin whiskers like a male goat. The horn, resembling that of a narwhale, presumably had curative powers that allowed the unicorn to detoxify water. The unicorn became a popular subject in medieval art and is treated with both religious and erotic overtones. The fierce unicorn became both a symbol of the resurrected Christ and a courtly symbol… 
Identification of Plants in the 1584 Murals of the Casa del Deán, Puebla, México
The murals in the Casa del Dean in Puebla, Mexico completed in 1584 by anonymous indigenous artists contain many plant illustrations in friezes including plants indigenous to Mexico as well as


The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
The unicorn tapestries are one of the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Traditionally known as The Hunt of the Unicorn, this set of
Plant Symbolism in the Unicorn Tapestries
CREDULITY is a marked characteristic of the human race. The mysterious, the inexplicable, the super-natural has now, and always has had for man an irresistible appeal. Hence it is not surprising that
Fruits and Nuts of the Villa Farnesina
named Agostino Chigi (1466–1520) decided to build a new home for himself that was to be the most splendid in Rome. A banker to popes and kings, Chigi’s modus operandi was to lend money and, in
First known image of Cucurbita in Europe, 1503-1508.
This image does not depict an esculent and does not constitute evidence of early European contact with New World agriculture, but the idea is considered that the image was based on an offspring of a plant found growing along the Gulf Coast of what is now the United States.
The Unicorn Tapestries Were Made for Anne of Brittany
cipher, which figures so prominently in th scholevery one of the unicorn tapestries given in 19371 to the Metropolitan Museum for The Cloisters by John D. Rockefeller, Jr In fact, when first writing
Fruits and Nuts
This guide to fruit-based remedies for diarrhoea, constipation, and constipation can be helpful for a wide range of medical conditions.
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