The Hermitage Cats : treasures from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (Book, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The Hermitage Cats : treasures from the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Author: Nikolai Gol'; Maria Haltunen; Paul Williams; M B Piotrovskiĭ
Publisher: London, England : Unicorn Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In ancient Egypt, cats were sacred animals, with the goddess Bastet often depicted in cat form, sometimes taking on the war-like aspect of a lioness. The Romans are often credited with introducing the domestic cat from Egypt to Europe. Several ancient religions believed cats are exalted souls, companions or guides for humans, that are all-knowing but mute so they cannot influence decisions made by humans. In Japan,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Exhibitions Pictorial works
Expositions Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nikolai Gol'; Maria Haltunen; Paul Williams; M B Piotrovskiĭ
ISBN: 1910065668 9781910065662
OCLC Number: 927509821
Description: 79 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 x 20 cm
Responsibility: Nikolai Gol and Maria Haltunen ; foreword by Mikhail Piotrovsky ; translated from the Russian by Paul Williams.

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This book is dedicated to one of humanity's oldest companions - the CAT. The book is illustrated with works of an of different eras and genres. selected mainly from the collections of the State  Read more...

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