Mon, 30th May 2022 10:00

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  Lot 303
 

TAXIDERMY (EXTINCT): A PAIR OF VERY LARGE IRISH ELK (MEGALOCEROS GIGACTEUS) ANTLERS

TAXIDERMY (EXTINCT): A PAIR OF VERY LARGE PREHISTORIC IRISH ELK (MEGALOCEROS GIGACTEUS) ANTLERS AND SKULL, on an oak shield shaped mount with a moulded edge.

Approximately 190cm high x 240cm wide x 110cm deep

Megaloceros Gigacteus, often known as Irish Elk, Irish Deer or Giant Deer is an extict species of prehistoric deer. They were one of the largest species of deer there has been. They stood approximately two metres tall at the shoulder and their antlers could span as much as 3.5 metres. They are known to have lived across Eurasia from Ireland to Siberia, with the most recent example carbon dated to around 7700 years ago.

Sold for £17,500

Includes Buyer's Premium


 

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