Saturday, March 2, 2013

Cats A-Z: T (Ta-Miaut)

6" x 8" (paper) 3.5" x 4" (image)
Oil-based inks on white Subi paper
Artist's Proof
Available for purchase here.


The Egyptian Mau breed of cat lends itself to being carved out of stone and immortalized through mummification. These are not forgettable house cats. They are elegant creatures made mysterious by their shimmery camouflage and fearsome by their tempered prowl. Certainly a breed to inspire tales of celestial wonders.

The term Ta-Miaut means simply "she-cat". The most famous she-cat of ancient Egypt was buried in her own coffin in the tomb of the Egyptian Prince Thutmose.

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