Pretty medieval manuscript of the day depicts the demise of a unicorn, sometimes thought to be an allegory for the passion of Christ. Here, the unicorn lies passive in the arms of a virgin whilst the brutal knight spears it.
The book is a collection of theological texts compiled during the thirteenth century. It is now in the collections of the British Library in London.
The lady is taking sweets from a dish held by a maidservant. Her eyes are on a parakeet on her upheld left hand. The lion and the unicorn are both standing on their hind legs reaching up to pennants that frame the lady on either side. The monkey is at her feet, eating one of the sweetmeats.