TAXIDERMY: MUMMIFIED CAT,
These naturally mummified specimens can date back to the 16th century, where the animal would have been incorporated in the foundations of a building to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to the inhabitants.
Specimens can be found in different condition states, this one being solid and practically complete. Having mummified in a pleasing, almost sculptural, position. A fascinating curiosity.
36cm high overall
Estimated at £400 - £500