Italian Ungulates

 Italian Ungulates

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Focus:
Technique and Dimensions:

Mounted leather

Location:

Ground floor, Room 7 (inv. no. MSNG 3, 663, 665, 667, 669, 670, 679, 680, 682, 683, 684, 688, 689, 693, 694, 695, 700, 702, 704, 706, 708, 1668, 10859, 11601, 27526, 31105, 31116, 31896, 32218, 34340, 38935, 48620, 49345)

Provenance:

Western Europe, 19th and 20th centuries

Object Type:

Find

 

On the ground floor of the museum, Room 7 houses a large panoramic showcase dedicated to Italian Ungulates. This term defines herbivorous mammals with hooves. The Italian Ungulates are inserted here in a space that recreates the specimens’ natural habitat with an appropriate painted background: the mountain scenery hosts two robust ibexes, a group of Alpine chamois and two Abruzzo chamois. In the center, in the foreground, you can see a family group of mouflon, present in Sardinia and in the rest of the peninsula with numerous introduced populations. In a clearing there are a group of deer, two fallow deer and a pair of roe deer. At the edge of the forest, a herd of wild boars, which are increasingly seen in urban centers. A curiosity: in the collection of the Museum there is a specimen of Abruzzo chamois from Barrea, L'Aquila, where it was collected in 1892 and chosen to describe the new subspecies of Abruzzo in 1899.