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A magnificent set of Irish elk antlers of monumental scale

A magnificent set of Irish elk antlers of monumental scale

The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) was a species of Megaloceros and one of the largest deer that ever lived. Its range extended across Eurasia, from Ireland to east of Lake Biakal, during the late Pleistocene. The latest known remains of the species have been carbon dated to about 7,700 years ago.

During the 18th century it became fashionable for grand Irish mansions to mount sets of elk horns, discovered buried within peat bogs of their country estates.

 

With no restorations, in original Country House condition.

Price: £26,500

A magnificent set of Irish elk antlers of monumental scale -