Red Hartebeest European Skull Pedestal Mount
One of the great classic hunting trophies of Africa. This African Red Hartebeest European pedestal mount is perched atop a beautiful marble base. The horns are large for the species - the left measuring 11 1/8" in curcumferance and 20 6/8" long while the right measures 10 2/8" in circumferance and 20" long. The mount is missing two teeth on the right side. As as result, it receives our quality rating of Excellent. It would have otherwise received our Premier rating. This piece would make a great addition to your man cave, she shed, cigar or whiskey room or as a conversation piece in your great room or office.
Scientific Name: Alcelaphus caama
Size: 24.5" tall x 11.25" wide x 26" deep.
Weight: approx 20 lbs.
Sits on its own pedestal.
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About the Hartebeest
The hartebeest is a large, fawn-colored antelope that stands four feet at the shoulder and can weigh up to 350 pounds. A unique looking antelope which at first glance seems strangely misshapen and less elegant than other antelopes. Clumsy in appearance, it is hump-shouldered, with a steeply sloping back, slim legs and a long, narrow face. It is far from clumsy, however, and is, in fact, one of the fastest antelopes in Africa. A hartebeest is a unique trophy and will be an interesting conversation piece hanging on the wall.
There are several varieties of hartebeest, dependent on geographic area. The shape of the horns and the color of the coat seem to be the most important diagnostic indicators. Others besides the Red Hartebeest include Hunter's, Jackson's, Lichtenstein's and Coke's which are found in East Africa.
Hartebeest prefer open grasslands, including savannas. While they may be found in the sparse bush country, hartebeest will avoid dense bushveld.