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Queen's Inner Hall, Stirling Castle | by dun_deagh
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Queen's Inner Hall, Stirling Castle

The presence chamber of Queen Mary (Mary of Guise) showing three of the Unicorn Tapestries. These are modern reproductions of a set of original medieval tapestries from the South Netherlands, owned by the Comtes de la Rochefoucauld for centuries, but donated to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art by the Rockefeller family. They now appear in The Cloisters Museum.


At the time this photo was taken, there were two more of the tapestries hung at the rear of the hall.


Four of the tapestries:

The Unicorn is Found

The Unicorn is Killed and Brought to the Castle

The Unicorn in Captivity

The Unicorn Defends Itself

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Taken on May 22, 2012