- Unusual 'abnormality' behind this boars teeth plaque
- Real boars teeth
- From a German hunt on 9 September 1991
Well! This has got to be one of the most bizarre items I have come across in the Curiosity Shop. It looks like a perfectly normal hunt item from the front, but when you look at the back this creature's story is revealed. The plaque features four teeth from a boar which are held in position by a silver coloured oak leaf. On the back are the words: ‘Zwitter’ (which has been underlined) ‘Mittelheck’. I translated this on google and it came up with: HERMAPHRODITE CENTRAL TAIL!
So, it appears that these teeth belonged to a hermaphrodite boar which was shot, rather unpleasantly I assume, in the tail! This poor old thing was killed on a hunt in Germany on 9 September 1991 and it weighed 44 kgs.
This small plaque has a diameter of approx. 12cm and has a hole on the back for hanging. There is a tiny hole on the front of the plaque where the oak leaf fastening appears to have been moved.
Due to the complicated laws regarding the export of animal products, this item is only available to purchase in Europe.