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This Handcrafted Male Deer with strong Antler (extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family) was made by Temidayo, a Nigerian artist and graphic illustrator with over 15 years experience in the industry.
The handcrafted Male Deer was made with a combination of wood and iron making it very strong and durable.
A Deer’s Antlers might be one of the most exaggerated male secondary sexual characteristics and are intended primarily for reproductive success through sexual selection and for combat. The tines (forks) on the antlers create grooves that allow another male’s antlers to lock into place. This allows the males to wrestle without risking injury to the face.
Antlers are correlated to an individual’s position in the social hierarchy and its behaviour. The heavier the antlers, the higher the individual’s status in the social hierarchy and the greater is the delay in shedding the antlers; males with larger antlers tend to be more aggressive and dominant over others. Antlers can be an honest signal of genetic quality; males with larger antlers relative to body size tend to have increased resistance to pathogens and higher reproductive capacity.
Further, Deer appear in art from Paleolithic cave paintings onward, and they have played a role in mythology, religion, and literature throughout history, as well as in heraldry. Their economic importance includes the use of their meat as venison, their skins as soft, strong buckskin, and their antlers as handles for knives. Deer hunting has been a popular sport since at least the Middle
Deer hunting has been a popular sport since at least the Middle Ages and remains an important business today.