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Size: 117.5cm high – 46½ ins high
127.5cm high – 50¼ ins high (including stand)
C.I.T.E.S documentation available for export
See: Finch & Co catalogue no. 12, item no. 51, for another example
In 1672 you could buy at a Copenhagen apothecary a gram of 'horn powder' for the price of ten shillings and many medical treatments were developed using the ground tusk as a magical cure. In 1556 a Saxon doctor recounts treating a child suffering from an epileptic attack with a powder containing 'real unicorn' and to combat the plague an antidote was prescribed containing blended wine and unicorns horn.