The Unicorn convex mirror frame is composed of a European composite wood, then gilded with gold metal leaf. The inner frame is surrounded by Glass cabochons and crystal spheres. The rays of the sunburst are made of clear resin twisted cones that resemble a unicorn’s horn.
This mirror is about 9.25 inches in diameter. Small and light enough to wear as a brooch! It is in my studio until being shipped to one of my showrooms.
Jewelry for walls!
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 be captured only by a virgin. In the encyclopedias, its horn was said to have the power to render poisoned water potable and to heal sickness.
Thank you Wikipedia for the above.
Portrait of a Young Woman with a Unicorn by Raphael circa 1506.
The Captive Unicorn, part of an incredible series of tapestries in the Cloisters of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
A fresco of a Virgin with a Unicorn by Domenico Zampieri, 1604.