Coke's or Kongoni Hartebeest
Alcelaphus buselaphus cokii
About the object
This skull trophy is fixed to a small board ready for wall mounting. The horns are corrugated and curved upwards in the shape of a lyre. They sit high up on the skull on both males and females.
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This trophy belongs to the museum's trophy collection, which comprises 360 objects. It is from typical antelope species that still live in present-day Tanzania. This trophy belonged to Hans Hudemann, who was an officer in the Schutztruppe (Imperial colonial protection force) in the colony of German East Africa. He probably shot the animal himself. Along with various weapons, he brought the trophies to Freiburg around 1909. The trophies belonged to the estate of his widow, Constance Hudemann, which she left to the museum in 1964 via her son-in-law, Prof. Jeschek.