Vintage Taxidermy Stags Head

Vintage Taxidermy Stags Head

£1,100

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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 his ears are a little tatty. Written in pencil on the back 'Langass, N. Uist, 16th Sept, 1921, weight 16st, W.J.A.G.' Langass, North Uist, Outer Hebrides.

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 89 cm / 35 14"
Width 74 cm / 29 14"
Depth 50 cm / 19 34"
Period

1900-1949

Year

1921

Medium

Taxidermy

Country

Scotland

Condition

Ears are a little tatty.

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