Death Rides a Black Unicorn

Office of the Dead: Death Rides a Black Unicorn

Death Rides a Black Unicorn

Egerton 2019 ff. 141v-142 Office of the Dead

These pages are from an illuminated medieval manuscript in the British Library’s collection.

Double page with left, a text page with illuminated initials and a full foliate border and right, a miniature of the Office of the Dead, with a large historiated initial ‘D'(ant) and a full foliate border with five marginal scenes.
Origin: France, Central (Paris)

As you can see the miniature illustration in the bottom left hand side of the page appears to show Death riding a creature that resembles a black unicorn with a red horn

Death Rides a Black Unicorn