Small: 23 cm high, 19 cm in diameter
Large: 23 cm high, 28cm in diameter
The decoration of each of the tapestries of the Lady and the Unicorn is set against a magnificent vermilion background, contrasted by a deep blue of the islands where are standing the characters. This famous series of wall hangings, commissioned by Jean Le Viste, member of a rich family from Lyons, is one of the tapestry masterpieces of the Museum.
These six tapestries illustrate the five senses through young, sumptuously dressed women. The scenes stand out against a background of a multitude of cut flowers, like the bouquets that were strewn on the ground in front of processions or noble residences.
- Dimensions :
- Petit : 23x19 cm. Grand : 23x28cm.
- Museum :
- Musée de Cluny - Musée du Moyen-Age
- Themes :
- Animals, Arts and crafts
- Art movements :
- 16th century, Middle Age