What colour are Blue Antelopes now?

Work for this project included visiting the specimens in Leiden and Vienna. We found the colours of the skin matched standard geographical Soil Color Charts. The colours of the Blue Antelope had after death moved from Celestial to Earthy.

Click on the thumbnails below to see some more detail:

sambar sambar fig leaf
Leiden sketch Colour range Vienna sketch

Key reference: Munsell Soil Color Charts (1992). Macbeth, New York.