RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY
RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY

UNKNOWN (worked from c.1940)
UNKNOWN (worked from c.1950)

RARE LATE 20th CENTURY UNICORN TAXIDERMY

c. 1950 United Kingdom

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DESCRIPTION

The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The unicorn was depicted in ancient seals of the Indus Valley Civilization and was mentioned by the ancient Greeks in accounts of natural history by various writers, including Ctesias, Strabo, Pliny the Younger, and Aelian.

In European folklore, the unicorn is often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a long horn and cloven hooves (sometimes a goat's beard). In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it was commonly described as an extremely wild woodland creature, a symbol of purity and grace, which could only be captured by a virgin. In the encyclopedias its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness. In medieval and Renaissance times, the tusk of the narwhalwas sometimes sold as unicorn horn.

With beautiful pure white fur and mane, this "elusive" creature was prepared in the latter half of the 20th century and is complete with a resin narwhal tusk so it can be exported anywhere in the world.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage.

SIZE

Height (approx): 120cm
Width (approx): 40cm
Depth (approx): 75cm
In Great Condition - no damage.
Dimensions
Height 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Width 40.00 cm (15.75 inches)
Depth 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Stock Code
A4423
Medium
Unicorn taxidermy
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No signatures or stamps.
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