World Map of Cats

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My work traces the origin of the domestication of cats, starting from Egypt and Asia, all the way to the geographically isolated island of Australia. The collection of images reveal changing perceptions of cats, transitioning from reverence, to fear, to finally adoration.

It was interesting to note that while wildcats have existed in the Americas, their representations in art is not as prominent as that of the African-Asiatic continent (excluding the portrayal of jaguars and other big cats).

Image 1

Samurai walking a cat by Tetsuya N.

Tetsuya, N. (2014). Warrior takes an armored cat for a walk (着甲武人猫散歩逍遥図) [Painting]. Nerima Art Museum. https://blogs.lfpl.org/teen/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/tetsuya_noguchi.jpg

Image 2

The Cat's Lunch by Marguerite Gérard

Gérard, N. (ca. 1800). The Cat's Lunch [Painting]. Les Musées de Grasse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Cat%27s_Lunch.jpg

Image 3

Image of the entrance of the Unrinji cat shrine in Japan.

Hagishi. (2021). [Photograph of the Urinji (雲林寺) temple created to honour the spirit of a dead samurai’s cat]. https://www.hagishi.com/search/detail.php?d=1100241

Image 4

Photograph of a stature of Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess.

Kathleen R Grilley. (2012). Photograph of a stature of Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess. [Photograph]. Britannica. https://cdn.britannica.com/s:690x388,c:crop/53/155253-050-642F3524/Egyptian-cat-statue-Bastet.jpg

Image 5

The Bachelor Party painting by Louis Wain showing anthropomorphised cats in a bar.

Wain, L. (ca. 1860-1939). The bachelor party [Painting]. Bonhams. https://images1.bonhams.com/image?src=Images/live/2010-11/17/8214787-1-1.jpg

Image 6

Painting of the cat demon Nekomata by Sawaki Suushi.

Suushi, S. (ca. 1707). Nekomata [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Suuhi_Nekomata.jpg

Image 7

Ancient Peruvian ceremonial sculpture of a cat.

(ca. 21BCE). American Museum of Natural History. [Ceremonial statue of a grumpy cat]. BoingBoing. https://boingboing.net/2013/07/31/meet-ancient-perus-own-grump.html

Image 8

Painting of a bakeneko (shafeshifting cat) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.

Kuniyoshi, U. (1835). Ume no haru gojūsantsugi (梅初春五十三駅) [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Kuniyoshi_Ume_no_haru_gojusantsugi.jpg

Image 9

Tezcatlipoca in the form of a jaguar, carved on a granite ball player's yoke.

Museum of Anthropology. (ca. 650-1000). [Tezcatlipoca in the form of a jaguar, carved on a granite ball player's yoke]. Encyclopædia Britannica. https://cdn.britannica.com/s:1500x700,q:85/57/9057-004-00041DD0/form-Tezcatlipoca-jaguar-yoke-ball-player-National.jpg

Image 10

Drawing of the Japanese mythical beast Raiju by Ban Koke.

Koke, B. (1806). [Drawing of the Japanese mythical beast Raiju]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Koke_Raijuu.jpg

Image 11

Ancient artwork of the Ojibwa mythical underwater panther Mishipeshu.

National Museum of the American Indian. (ca. 1850). [Ancient artwork of the Ojibwa mythical underwater panther Mishipeshu]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwater_panther#/media/File:Underwater_panther_NMAI_GGH.jpg

Image 12

Painting of the urban Argentinian legend – Hombre Gato (Catman).

La Urbe Digital. (2014). [Painting of the urban Argentinian legend – Hombre Gato (Catman)]. https://laurbedigital.com.ar/noticias/2021/01/05/la-leyenda-del-hombre-gato/

Image 13

Egyptian mummified cat.

Louvre Museum. (ca. 600-200 BCE) [Egyptian mummified cat]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louvre_egyptologie_21.jpg

Image 14

Wooden statue of an anthropomorphised kneeling cat from the Key Marco region in Florida.

Marco Island Historical Museum. (ca. 1020-1521). [Wooden statue of an anthropomorphised kneeling cat from the Key Marco region in Florida]. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/more-9-lives-preserved-against-odds-key-marco-cat-returning-marco-island-florida-180970215/

Image 15

Painting of Shashti, the Indian goddess with her cat mount.

Victoria and Albert Museum. (ca. 1885). Shashti [Painting]. https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O71571/painting-shashthi-goddess-of-children-standing/shashthi-painting-unknown/

Image 16

Remake of the cover of the book The White Cat by Madam d’Aulnoy.

Blackburn, J. (1847). The white cat. [Cover of the book of the same name by Madam d’Aulnoy]. Toronto Public Library. https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/ve/cinderella/aulnoy.html

Image 17

Ink drawing of Russian mythical cat Baun.

Russia Beyond (2017). Baun the cat [Ink drawing]. https://www.rbth.com/arts/2017/05/22/8-compelling-cats-that-changed-russian-culture_767529

Image 18

Vietnamese painting by Dong Ho showing rats offering tributes to a cat.

Ho, D. (ca. 866-873). Dam cuoi chuot (Rat Wedding) [Painting]. Thanh Nien News. http://www.thanhniennews.com/arts-culture/ancient-vietnamese-painting-is-fading-21042.html

Image 19

A monument of a family of cats in Kuching city.

Kuching North City Council (1989). The cat family [Monument]. 360TourAsia. https://360tour.asia/the-cat-family-iconic-cat-monument-of-kuching-city/

Image 20

Drawing of Freyja with her cat carriage.

Unknown Artist. (1831). [Drawing of Freyja with her cat chariot]. http://www.germanicmythology.com/works/FREYJACATCARART.html

Image 21

Catbus from the Japanese movie Spirited Away.

Miyazaki, H. (2001). Spirited away. [Film]. Studio Ghibli.

Image 22

Baron from the Japanese movie The Cat Returns.

Morita, H. (2002). The cat returns. [Film]. Studio Ghibli.

Image 23

Block print showing bigcats revering a common house cat.

Ulanbaagen, S. (2017). Cat master [Block print]. SustaiArt. http://sustaiart.com/2016/10/14/7xvovyjm7c28wocg9m0gc5g3yuvma2

Image 24

Drawing of a witch-turned-cat.

Rackham, A. (1920) By day she turned herself into a cat [Ink drawing]. Old Book Illustrations. https://www.oldbookillustrations.com/illustrations/into-cat/

Image 25

Hand-coloured drawing of the Cheshire cat.

Tenniel, J. (ca. 1889). [Hand-coloured drawing of the Cheshire cat]. Wikimedia Commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Tennel_Cheshire_proof.png

Image 26

Photograph of the stuffed 'Tantanoola Tiger'.

Newcastle Herald. (1909). [Photograph of the stuffed “Tantanoola Tiger”]. https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/4764028/the-tale-of-the-tantanoola-tiger/

Image 27

Photograph of a box for animal mummy surmounted by a cat.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. (ca. 664-30BCE). [Box for animal mummy surmounted by a cat, inscribed]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Box_for_animal_mummy_surmounted_by_a_cat,_inscribed_MET_LC-12_182_27_EGDP023744.jpg

Image 28

A bronze figurine of a lion.

Deco Art Africa. (ca. 19th century). Tribal Asante brass lion [Brass artifact]. http://decoartafrica.com/item/568-tribal-asante-brass-lion-497

Image 29

Chinese imperial guardian lion (male) at the Imperial Palace Museum, Bejing.

Leonard G. (ca. 1368-1644). [Chinese imperial guardian lion (male) at the Imperial Palace Museum, Bejing]. Wikimedia Commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/ImperialMaleLionGuard.jpg

Image 30

Painting of Barbershop with Monkeys and Cats by Abraham Teniers.

Teniers, A. (ca. Mid 17th century). Barbierstube mit Affen und Katzen (barbershop with monkeys and cats) [Painting]. Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Image 31

Printed illustration of a cat-sith.

Batten, J. (1894). [Printed illustration of a cat-sith]. Wikimedia Commons. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/38/Page_158_illustration_in_More_English_Fairy_Tales.png

Image 32

Illustration of an American Southwest mythical cactus cat.

Tryon, M. (1939). [Illustration of an American Southwest mythical cactus cat]. Lumberwoods Unnatural History Museum. http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fc/cactuscat.html

Image 33

Illustration of an American mythical ball-tailed cat.

Tryon, M. (1939). [Illustration of an American mythical ball-tailed cactus cat]. Lumberwoods Unnatural History Museum. http://www.lib.lumberwoods.com/fc/balltailedcat.html

Image 34

Illustration of an American mythical silvercat.

Tryon, M. (1939). [Illustration of an American mythical silvercat]. Lumberwoods Unnatural History Museum. http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/fc/slivercat.html

Image 35

Illustration of an American mythical dingmaul.

Tryon, M. (1939). [Illustration of an American mythical dingmaul]. Lumberwoods Unnatural History Museum. http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/fc/dingmaul.html

Image 36

Illustration of an American mythical splintercat.

Tryon, M. (1939). [Illustration of an American mythical splintercat]. Lumberwoods Unnatural History Museum. http://www.lib.lumberwoods.org/fc/splintercat.html

Image 37

Painting of a medieval Pard.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 12th century). Leopard [Painting]. University of Aberdeen.

Image 38

Painting of a spotted cat in a copy of the Kalila wa Dimna.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 14th century). [Painting of a spotted cat in a copy of the Kalila wa Dimna]. Bodlieian Library.

Image 39

Adrienne Segur's illustration for the story Kip the Enchanted Cat.

Segur, A. (ca. 1900s). Kip the enchanted cat [Illustration]. Art Passions. https://artpassions.net/segur/adrienne_segur.html

Image 40

Illustration of a cat in the book Kurnau ja Kamaluu.

Markkanen, O. (ca. 1978). [Illustration of a cat in the book Kurnau ja Kamaluu]. Kuriosas. http://www.kuriosas.com/vintage-finnish-book-illustration-outi-markkanen/

Image 41

Illustration of Fujiko Fujio's titular character Doraemon.

Fujio, F. (1970). Doraemon [Illustration]. Wikimedia Commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Doraemon_character.png

Image 42

Illustration of Puss in Boots.

Pauquet, Marvy, Jeanron, Jacque, Beauce. (1843). Puss in Boots . Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%C3%89dition_Curmer_(1843)_-_Le_Chat_bott%C3%A9_-_1.png

Image 43

Illustration of Chat Noir.

Steinlen, T. (1896). Tournée du Chat Noir de Rodolphe Salis (Tour of Rodolphe Salis' Chat Noir) [Illustration]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Th%C3%A9ophile-Alexandre_Steinlen_-_Tourn%C3%A9e_du_Chat_Noir_de_Rodolphe_Salis_(Tour_of_Rodolphe_Salis%27_Chat_Noir)_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

Image 44

John Weguelin's painting - The Obsequies of an Egyptian Cat.

Weguelin, J. (1886). The obsequies of an Egyptian cat [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:John_Reinhard_Weguelin_%E2%80%93_The_Obsequies_of_an_Egyptian_Cat_(1886).jpg

Image 45

Illustration of The White Cat - a French fairy tale.

Perrault, Charles, Jeanne-Marie, M. (1908). Contes De Fees [Illustration]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Contes_De_Fees_(1908)_(14772660323).jpg

Image 46

Concept art by Samuel Allan for the PBS rendition of traditional Icelandic folklore - The Yule Cat.

Allan, S. (2019). The Yule cat [Concept art]. Artstation. https://samuelallan.artstation.com/projects/2xv6Og

Image 47

A facsimile painting of a cat killing a serpent associated with Chapter 17 in the Book of the Dead.

Wilkinson, C. (1920-1921, original ca. 1295-1213). Cat killing a serpent [Painting]. The MET museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/548564

Image 48

Painting of a cat seated under a chair in the Tomb of Ipuy.

Davies, N. (ca. 1295-1213BCE). Cat seated under a chair, Tomb of Ipuy [Painting]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/557817

Image 49

Rembrandt's etching of Mary, Jesus, Joseph and a cat.

Rembrandt, R. (1654). Virgin and child with the cat: and Joseph at the window [Etching]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/334647

Image 50

Rembrandt's etching of Mary, Jesus, Joseph and a cat.

Rolandson, T. (ca. 1756-1827). Concerto a la Catalani [Watercolour]. Yale Center for British Art. https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5539

Image 51

Photo of a cat-shaped ink line created during the Qing Dynasty.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1616-1912). Cat shaped ink line [Artifact]. Zhenjing Traditional Woodwork Museum. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/car-shaped-ink-line/jwGn3o31Pkk2nw

Image 52

 Souvenirs of the Eastern capital on the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido: the actor Onoe Baiko III as the cat spirit of old temple (Painting).

Kagematsu. (1841). Souvenirs of the Eastern capital on the fifty-three stations of the Tokaido: the actor Onoe Baiko III as the cat spirit of old temple [Painting]. National Museum of Asian Art. https://asia.si.edu/object/S2004.3.292/

Image 53

Ink illustration of a woman dancing with a cat in a suit.

Posada, J. (ca. 1880-1910). A woman dancing with a cat in a suit [Illustration]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/735489

Image 54

Japanese traditional painting of actor Baiko in the role of the cat of Okazaki.

Kunichika, T. (1893). 100 roles of Baiko/Cat of Okazaki [Painting]. National Museum of Asian Art. https://asia.si.edu/object/S2003.8.2707/

Image 55

Wooden carving of a maneki-neko and okiagari-koboshi daruma.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 18th century). Maneki-neko and okiagari-koboshi daruma [Carved wood]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maneki-Neko_and_Okiagari-Koboshi_Daruma_Edo_Period.jpg

Image 56

Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose's cat.

Larazoni. (2007, original ca. 1550-1292 BCE). Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose's cat [Photograph]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/laraz/2063179834/

Image 57

Sarcophagus of Prince Thutmose's cat.

Brooklyn Museum. (ca. 305 BCE). Sarcophagus for cat mummy [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WLA_brooklynmuseum_Sarcophagus_for_Cat_Mummy_ca_305_BCE-1st_century_CE.jpg

Image 58

Ink drawing of the Japanese cat demon - the bakeneko.

Buson, Y. (ca. 1754). Bakeneko [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buson_Bakeneko.jpg

Image 59

Ink drawing of the Japanese cat demon - the bakeneko.

Kuniyoshi, U. (1888). Popular hotspring spa for cats [Painting]. Ukiyo-e. https://ukiyo-e.org/image/mfa/sc219504

Image 60

Ink drawing of the Japanese cat demon - Nekomata.

Sekien, T. (ca. 1712-1788). Nekomata [Ink Drawing]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SekienNekomata.jpg

Image 61

Ink drawing of the Japanese cat demon - Kasha.

Sekien, T. (ca. 1781). Kasha from the gazu hyakki yagyo [Ink Drawing]. Wikimedia Commons. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kasha_(folklore)#/media/File:SekienKasha.jpg

Image 62

Photograph of a cat etching among Nazca Lines in Peru.

Islas, J. (2020, original ca. 200-100BCE). Cat etched into desert among Nazca Lines in Peru [Photograph]. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/18/huge-cat-found-etched-desert-nazca-lines-peru

Image 63

Schleibler’s book of arms, older part of the arms of the Laiming family.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1450 – 1580). Schleibler’s book of arms, older part of the arms of the Laiming family [Ink drawing]. Wikimedia Commons. https://zgaebqbn6lmfnu5vlt3irkusyi-ac4c6men2g7xr2a-commons-wikimedia.translate.goog/wiki/File:Laiming-Scheibler258ps.jpg

Image 64

Schleibler’s book of arms, new part of the arms of the Laiming family

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1588 – 1693). Schleibler’s book of arms, new part of the arms of the Laiming family [Ink drawing]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Laiming-Scheibler415ps_(2).jpg

Image 65

Etching of a cat sent as messenger to a pack of wolves.

Everdingen, A. (ca. 1645-1656). The cat sent as a messenger [Etching]. National Gallery of Art. https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.53769.html

Image 66

The famous false fresco 'Pond in a Garden' from the Tomb of Nebamun.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1350BCE). The famous false fresco 'Pond in a Garden' from the Tomb of Nebamun [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:TombofNebamun-2.jpg

Image 67

Part of the drawing of five cats.

Zhu, Z. (ca. 1368 – 1644). Part of the drawing of five cats [Painting]. Sina. https://k.sina.com.cn/article_1885033675_p705b54cb02700fh62.html

Image 68

 Li Di’s drawing of a cat.

Li, D. (ca. 960 – 1279). Li Di’s drawing of a cat [Poem and painting]. Digital Taiwan, Culture & Nature. https://culture.teldap.tw/culture/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=154:arts-and-illustrations&id=222:the-cats-meow-in-paintings-at-the-national-palace-museum#

Image 69

 Li Di’s drawing of a cat.

Chu, C. (ca. 1399-1435). Kittens playing beneath flowers [Calligraphy and painting]. Digital Taiwan, Culture & Nature. https://culture.teldap.tw/culture/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=154:arts-and-illustrations&id=222:the-cats-meow-in-paintings-at-the-national-palace-museum#

Image 70

 Qing Xu valley - portrait of butterflies and cat.

Xu, G. (ca. 1823–1896). 清 虛谷 蝶貓圖 軸 (Qing Xu valley - portrait of butterflies and cat) [Painting]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/49467

Image 71

Painting of a cat in royal clothing by Tokuhiro.

Tokuhiro, K. (2006). 飼い猫の幻視 (A pet cat’s fantasy) [Painting]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1qQpNhFOGK/

Image 72

 Painting cherubs serving a cat milk on a dish.

Tokuhiro, K. (2010). 相利共生〜猫のなりわい〜(Mutualism – livelihood of cat) [Painting]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B-bfirlHmxb/

Image 73

Faience amulet in the form of a cat.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 664-30BCE). Faience amulet in the form of a cat [Glazed clay]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/243770

Image 74

Pendant in the form of a seated cat.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1500-1600). Pendant in the form of a seated cat [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/207267

Image 75

Candelabra grotesque with a cat.

Melgar, A. (ca. 1545 – 1560). Candelabra grotesque with a cat [Ink drawing]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/337567

Image 76

Uraeus amulet.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 664 – 332 BCE). Uraeus amulet [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/560759

Image 77

Ancient Chinese rank badge with a tiger cat embroidered with silk and gold.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1800s). Rank badge with tiger cat [Silk and gold]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/69780

Image 78

Watercolour portrait of the cat Unsinkable Sam by Georgina Shaw-Baker.

Shaw-Baker, G. (ca. 1955). Unsinkable Sam [Painting]. WWII In Colour. http://www.ww2incolor.com/art/SamGeorfinaShawBakerGreenwich.html

Image 79

Ring with a feline's head.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1550 – 1425). Ring with a feline’s head [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/547604

Image 80

Utagawa Yuniyoshi's painting of a scene from a ghost story: the Okazaki cat demon.

Kuniyoshi, U. (ca. 1850). Scene from a ghost story: the Okazaki cat demon [Painting]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/45282

Image 81

Faience amulet in the form of a lion-headed deity.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 664-30BCE). Faience amulet in the form of a lion-headed deity [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/243761

Image 82

Bronze figure of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

Unknown Artist (ca. 664-30BCE). Bastet [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/551774

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Curpreous metal figure of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 664-30BCE). Bastet statuette [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/558306

Image 84

John B.L. Shaw's illustration of the black cat, for Edgar Allan Poe’s “selected tales of mystery.

Shaw, J. (1909). The black cat, for Edgar Allan Poe’s “selected tales of mystery” [Drawing]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/818473

Image 85

Cupreous metal figure of Bastet holding a sistrum.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 664 – 30BCE). Bastet holding a sistrum [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/545970

Image 86

Aubrey Beardsley's ilustration of the black cat, for Edgar Allan Poe’s “tales of mystery and the imagination”.

Beardsley, A. (1894). The black cat, for Edgar Allan Poe’s “tales of mystery and the imagination” [Illustration]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/753519

Image 87

Peruvian headdress that represents a feline face with bird beak and stepped designs with volutes.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1300 - 1532). Headdress that represents a feline face with bird beak and stepped designs with volutes [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/headdress-that-represents-a-feline-face-with-bird-beak-and-stepped-designs-with-volutes-ml100006-chimu-style/-gFmknOliHrsIQ

Image 88

Belt buckle with paired felines attacking ibexes.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 200 – 100BCE). Belt buckle with paired felines attacking ibexes [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/322484

Image 89

Indian painting of the great goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon (Mahishasuramardini) .

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1750). The great goddess Durga slaying the buffalo demon (Mahishasuramardini) [Painting]. Philadelphia Museum of Art. https://www.philamuseum.org/collection/object/88261

Image 90

Nazcan sculptural drum with representation of a human ancestor.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 100 – 300). Sculptural drum with representation of a human ancestor [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/sculptural-drum-with-representation-of-a-human-ancestor/HwGkHGlVSB5aHQ

Image 91

Gold ring with feline head in relief.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1200 – 1521). Gold ring with feline head in relief [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/gold-ring-with-feline-head-in-relief/OwE4ZNM5ePc7HQ

Image 92

Wood and gourd ceremonial goblet with a fire-engraved mythological scene.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1300 – 1532). Wood and gourd ceremonial goblet with a fire-engraved mythological scene [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/wood-and-gourd-ceremonial-goblet-with-a-fire-engraved-mythological-scene-ml400029/aQGwPZfJJSf3Ww

Image 93

Mantle fragment with embroidered Paracas feline God.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 800BCE – 200AD). Mantle fragment with embroidered Paracas feline God [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mantle-fragment-with-embroidered-paracas-feline-god/qAFQXcuCUdWduA

Image 94

Openwork furniture plaque with the head of a feline.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 9 – 8BCE). Openwork furniture plaque with the head of a feline [Artifact]. The MET Museum. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/325571

Image 95

Cat mummies.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 332BCE – 337AD). Cat mummies [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/cat-mummies/JgFL5Hr7wX4JmA

Image 96

Feline-head pendant.

Unknown Artist. (8 – 12). Feline-head pendant [Artifact]. The MET Museum. http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/309531

Image 97

Whistling ceramic vessel that represents a lord carrying a feline.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 1300E – 1532). Whistling ceramic vessel that represents a lord carrying a feline [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/whistling-ceramic-vessel-that-represents-a-lord-carrying-a-feline-ml027726/JgFSOfj9J4mmTg

Image 98

Crystal bowl with imprints of lions attacking bulls.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 600 – 500BCE). Crystal bowl with imprints of lions attacking bulls [Artifact]. Google Arts and Culture. https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/bowl/7gGNaNzDfsR-8w

Image 99

Painting of the Polish story surrounding the pussy willow flower.

Unknown Artist. (ca. 2013). Pussy willow [Painting]. LiveJournal. https://calico-pye.livejournal.com/1991673.html

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