The Cloisters Museum is located in Fort Tryon Park, NYC.
The set of seven tapestries depicting the Hunt for the Unicorn are located in gallery 17.
This panel shows the beginning of the hunt for the unicorn.
Two fragments from a single tapestry panel were damaged during the looting of the castle in 1793. Note the maiden's arm around the unicorn's neck.
Note the flowers in the background, called millefleurs, French for thousand flowers.
People believed that the unicorn's magical horn could purify water.