This Steenbok, an African antelope beaded skull shield mount, is an example of the diversity in beading as an alternative to traditional taxidermy. Despite its small size this is a full-grown, mature male. The Steenbok is such a small African antelope that full- grown adults are often thought to be babies by visitors. They may be petite but males are highly territorial, protecting their mating rights aggressively.
This impressive buck, mounted on a shield, sports an excellent set of horns with bases surrounded by gold twisted cording. The species spends much time grooming so the Teardrop Peacock Pennant, central to his design suits his dapper nature perfectly.
The remainder of the piece is formed from black, silver-lined green and gold seed beads. They allude to both his elegant yet assertive nature and the intrigue of the Dark Continent.
This regal Steenbok African antelope beaded skull is not for sale. Leesa beaded this piece for her husband and it is proudly on display in their home as part of their private collection.
If you have your own skull, European, or shield mount, whatever the species, Leesa can craft it into a one-of-a-kind artwork centerpiece for you.
Although this piece is not for sale, if you have your own skull, European, or shield mount, whatever the species, Leesa can craft it into a one-of-a-kind artwork centerpiece for you. Contact her at Leesa@UntamedElegance.net or 616.422.2342.