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The polychrome porcelain stag’s head may actually be a more permanent replacement for the taxidermied head of a real deer. Although carved plaques depicting game were often displayed in a dining room, late 19th century photos show that this one has hung in the Music Room since that time.

Porcelain, walnut. H 104.2, W 45.8, D 47 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 19968