An antique taxidermy kirks dik dik head mount on a solid wood shield by the famous taxidermist Edward Gerrard.
The Kirk’s dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii) is a small antelope native to Eastern Africa and one of four species of dik-dik antelope. Dik-diks are herbivores, typically of a fawn color that aids in camouflaging themselves in savannah habitats.
Edward Gerrard Snr was employed by the British Museum (Natural History) as the resident Taxidermist from 1841 to c1890. During this period he mounted some specimens for Charles Darwin. In fact, Darwin and Gerrard were friends, and a species of shark, discovered by Darwin was reputedly named after Edward Gerrard.
In very good antique condition.
Bears the label of Edward Gerrard. The label is torn.