Antelope sculpted from Keyaki wood decorated with Sterling silver, the eyes are set with Tiger's eye quartz.
The word antelope has been used to describe a wide variety of horned mammals in the Family Bovidae. There are even some species within the Bovidae family that are known as goat-antelope!
The English word ""antelope"" first appeared in 1417 and is derived from the Old French antelop, itself derived from Medieval Latin ant(h)alopus, which in turn comes from the Byzantine Greek word anthólops, first attested in Eustathius of Antioch (c. 336), according to whom it was a fabulous animal. It perhaps derives from Greek anthos (flower) and ops (eye), perhaps meaning ""beautiful eye"" or alluding to the animals' long eyelashes.
Size: 44(W) x 49(L) x 45(H) cms.
Weight: 6.6 kgs.