A Striking Taxidermy Carrion Crow Perched on a Horned Sheep Skull


Origin: English
Period: Mid Twentieth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1950-70
Height: 18.5 inches
Width: 9.5 inches (at maximum of skull)
Depth: 9 inches (at base)

A troublesome crow seated herself on the back of a Sheep. The Sheep, much against his will, carried her backward and forward for a long time, and at last said, "If you had treated a dog in this way, you would have had your deserts from his sharp teeth."

To this the Crow replied, "I despise the weak and yield to the strong. I know whom I may bully and whom I must flatter; and I thus prolong my life to a good old age.".

The Crow and the Sheep
by Aesop