French.The Lady and the Unicorn

珍藏於巴黎國立中世紀博物館(Musée national du Moyen Âge)的國寶<女士與獨角獸>,是現代給予其一系列六幅用羊毛和絲綢以Mille-fleurs(“千花”)風格製作的法蘭德斯(Flanders)時期掛毯總稱。

掛毯大約設計於1500年的巴黎,被認為是歐洲中世紀最偉大的尚存傑作,有“中世紀蒙娜麗莎”(Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages)之稱。 它們描繪了一位女士,她的右邊是獅子、左邊是獨角獸,環繞其周圍的是迷人的動物、樹木和花朵。這六幅掛毯展示了中世紀工匠的崇高技巧,描繪出對五種感官–味覺、聽覺、視覺、嗅覺和觸覺的世俗享樂和宮廷愛情主題。

 Sight: The lady is seated, holding a mirror up in her right hand. The unicorn kneels on the ground, with his front legs in the lady’s lap, from which he gazes at his reflection in the mirror. The lion on the left holds up a pennant.

 The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries room of the Musée national du Moyen Âge. (via wikipedia)

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