U is for Unicorn

    by | Jun 19, 2022 | 52in22, Sylvia | 0 comments

    In many bestiary representations, a virgin is used to lure the unicorn. She heads to the forest until a unicorn sees her and jumps into her lap. Some representations of this moment involve the unicorn sucking on the virgin’s breast until it falls asleep. During its slumber, the unicorn is caught by hunters and ultimately taken to the king.

    From ”The Little-Known Tale of the Medieval Unicorn” from the Getty Museum.


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