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.