Wild Woman With Unicorn 1500
The wild man or woodwose is a mythical figure
that appears in the artwork and literature of
medieval Europe. As the name implies, the key
characteristic of the wild man is his wildness.
'Civilised' citizens regarded wild men as beings
of the wilderness, and as such as representing
the antithesis of civilization
Read about the wild man here
Woodwose tapestry from Switzerland, 15th century.
Owned by the V&A
'Wild Man, design for a Stained Glass Window'
by Hans Holbein the Younger
Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528):
Woodwoses and coats of arms of Oswolt Krel, Triptych, 1899