A Fine & Large Mid 20thC Taxidermy Bison Head & Shoulder Mount

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Origin: American
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1950-60
Depth: 25 inches
Height: 34 inches
Width: 27.75 inches (all approximate and with hair)

The massive American bison (Bison bison) head and shoulder mount, also commonly known as the American buffalo, having a shaggy, long, dark brown winter coat and short curved horns, the whole preserved in excellent all round condition from the middle part of the twentieth century.

Exert of Bison (Ode to the American Buffalo) by Gerard A. Geiger

A beast of burden it is not.
No yoke adorns its crown.
Majestic, and stoic of stature;
master of the open ground.

Lungs heave as bellows,
sending snorts of pleasure and pain
from the massive bearded head
on a thickly carpeted mane.

Forelegs draped with sinews,
to push or pull or run,
carrying the mighty torso
over plains from sun to sun.

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