A contented confinement. The Unicorn in Captivity may have been created as a single image rather than as part of the celebrated series known as the Unicorn Tapestries at The Cloisters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These luxurious medieval hangings vividly depict scenes associated with a hunt for an elusive, magical unicorn. In this print, the unicorn probably represents the beloved tamed. The tapestry shows the mythical creature loosely tethered to a tree and constrained by a low fence. Though he could easily escape he is apparently happy to remain inside, indicated by the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the tree, a medieval symbol of fertility and marriage.