"Rare" late 20th century unicorn

"Rare" late 20th century unicorn

4,550.00

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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. It was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness and in medieval and Renaissance period narwhal tusks (which were later discovered to be as such) were thought to belong to unicorns. 

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.

The "rarest" of beasts, a late 20th century taxidermy unicorn prepared in a very realistic pose and in pure white, not bleached or altered in any way. A quirky addition to any interior.

Condition: perfect, tusk is resin, not ivory

Dimensions: depth from the wall: 75cm, 40cm wide, 120cm high overall, tusk itself is 65cm long