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Big Game Taxidermy, Nyala by Hunters & Collectors.
This prepared game trophy shoulder mount is of a Nyala, it may not be antique but it is an impressive piece of taxidermy. The Nyala is looking slightly to his right and is prepared by Hunters & Collectors of South Africa for Dr. John Sale.
The Nyala (Nyala angasii or Tragelaphus angasii), also called Inyala, is a spiral-horned and middle-sized antelope native to southern Africa. This rather large antelope inhabits dense woodlands and thickets along permanent water. It is very secretive and more easily seen at night. The coat is rusty or rufous brown in females and juveniles, but grows a dark brown or slate grey, often tinged with blue, in adult males. Females and young males have ten or more white stripes on their sides. Only males have horns.
Hunters & Collectors is an Eastern Cape based taxidermy studio specialising in shoulder mounts, birds and a variety of full mounts. They are situated in the heart of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Established in 1952 by Basil Boucher, they are a father and son operation, the son being Kevin Boucher. Together they have a wealth of experience and expertise and are up to date with the latest technologies and modern styles and trends in the art of taxidermy. The Bouchers are passionate about the art of taxidermy and strive to produce work that is both realistic and meticulous in its attention to detail. They pride themselves on quality service and outstanding work. Their growing reputation is a result of their high standards of excellence and the quality of their work.
H 109.5 cm x W 43.5 cm x D 76.5 cm
H 43" x W 17" x D 30"