Vintage Taxidermy, Prepared Stags Head

Vintage Taxidermy, Prepared Stags Head

£850

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Vintage Taxidermy, Stags Head.
A good shoulder mount of a Red Deer. The head is with 12 point antler and set looking straight ahead. The taxidermy head is without backboard, taxidermist unknown. The condition of the stag is good but he has a small split to the side of his nose.

The Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), or Red Stag, is one of the largest deer species that inhabits most of Europe, the Caucasus Mountains region, Asia Minor, Iran, parts of western Asia, and central Asia. It also inhabits the Atlas Mountains region between Morocco and Tunisia in north-western Africa. The red deer is the largest non-domesticated mammal still existing in the Netherlandss, United Kingdom and Ireland. The Barbary stag (which resembles the western European red deer) is the only member of the deer family represented in Africa. Only the stags have antlers, which are made of bone and grow at a rate of 2 ½ cm (1inch) a day. The antlers start growing in the spring and are shed each year, usually at the end of winter.

Dimensions:

Height 94 cm / 37 14"
Width 64 cm / 25 14"
Depth 52 cm / 20 12"
Period

1900-1949

Year

1920's

Medium

Taxidermy

Country

United Kingdom

Condition

One point on the antlers with repair, Slight damage to the nose, see image.

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