The Hermitage Cats

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Through time and across cultures, from Gods in ancient Egypt to mousers in state service in the Hermitage Museum today, this book explores cats’ interactions with humans. Drawing on the museum’s sculptures, paintings and prints, it describes and illustrates attitudes to cats and their appearances in art, whether stealing game in 17th-century European still lifes or being buried by processions of triumphant mice in 20th-century Russian prints.

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The Hermitage Cats

The Hermitage Cats

Treasures from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Paperback80pp Illustrated210x197mm

9781910065662     Product Code: 504372

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Through time and across cultures, from Gods in ancient Egypt to mousers in state service in the Hermitage Museum today, this book explores cats’ interactions with humans. Drawing on the museum’s sculptures, paintings and prints, it describes and illustrates attitudes to cats and their appearances in art, whether stealing game in 17th-century European still lifes or being buried by processions of triumphant mice in 20th-century Russian prints.

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