Wednesday, August 03, 2005

From The Met's "Today's Featured Work of Art:"

"This unicorn's confinement is a happy one, as the ripe pomegranates in the tree—a medieval symbol of fertility and marriage—testify. The red stains on his flank represent juice dripping from bursting fruits above."

The Unicorn in Captivity • ca. 1495–1505 • South Netherlandish