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Heraldic Panel with Arms of Lichtenfels and a Unicorn Hunt

c. 1515
Overall: 39.1 x 28.9 cm (15 3/8 x 11 3/8 in.)
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Description

The upper half of this panel shows a unicorn hunt reconfigured to represent the annunciation. Only a virgin could lure a unicorn who is seen here grasping the horn of the mythical beast; not far behind are the hunter and hounds. The Virgin here is the Virgin Mary and arriving to the scene is the angel Gabriel dressed as a hunter.
Heraldic Panel with Arms of Lichtenfels and a Unicorn Hunt

Heraldic Panel with Arms of Lichtenfels and a Unicorn Hunt

c. 1515

Germany or Switzerland, 16th century

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