A monumental wooden carved Black Forest fallow deer head. Carved with realistic details in South Germany ca. 1890. It comes with a pair massive fallow deer antler trophys. This head is a great rustic wall decoration in Black Forest style which highlights each wall decoration.
A special way to present hunting trophies is to attach them to carved animal heads. This tradition exists since the Middle Ages. Even after intensive investigations, it is not yet possible to explain exactly how this happened. The carved heads are often colored and mounted on cartouches that are also carved and painted. They follow a naturalistic representation and one could think that in this way they are symbolically brought back from the abstraction of dead antlers into liveliness. Famous artists to be named are Madl in Ichenhausen, Germany and Heissl in Ebensee, Austria. Around 1900, the antler collection at the Palace of Arco-Zinneberg was an epitome for any lover of this art.
Width: 32.28" (82 cm)
Height: 43.31" (110 cm)
Depth: 22.44" (57 cm)