A Monumental Pair of Elk Antlers

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 Baikal, 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 Estate.

Width: 250 cm (8 foot 2″)