Stirrup vessel in the form of a feline
Moche culture - Peru, north coast 100-800 AD
100-800 AD, ceramic, 21.7 (h) x 22.6 (w) x 12.9 (d) cmMuseo Larco, LimaPhotograph: Museo Larco
All Peruvian cultures revered felines, although the species varied according to region. Most common was the jaguar, the largest South American cat, identified by its spots. The Moche, however, depicted pumas and smaller felines such as ocelots, margays, Pampas cats, jaguarondis. These animals display the hunting prowess, poise, stealth and aggression, all qualities that were valued by Moche warriors. Symbolically, cats were associated with leaders, so the tombs of the elite tombs were filled with feline imagery.

Stirrup vessel in the form of a feline

Moche culture - Peru, north coast 100-800 AD

100-800 AD, ceramic, 21.7 (h) x 22.6 (w) x 12.9 (d) cm
Museo Larco, Lima
Photograph: Museo Larco

All Peruvian cultures revered felines, although the species varied according to region. Most common was the jaguar, the largest South American cat, identified by its spots. The Moche, however, depicted pumas and smaller felines such as ocelots, margays, Pampas cats, jaguarondis. These animals display the hunting prowess, poise, stealth and aggression, all qualities that were valued by Moche warriors. Symbolically, cats were associated with leaders, so the tombs of the elite tombs were filled with feline imagery.

(Source: nga.gov.au)

novocainelipstick:

unclebunkstrunk:

Sombrero-wearing Mexican kitties ride into my town whooping and hollering and firing their rifles y pistoleros in the air? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

I’m Mexican and I can vouch for this

novocainelipstick:

unclebunkstrunk:

Sombrero-wearing Mexican kitties ride into my town whooping and hollering and firing their rifles y pistoleros in the air? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

I’m Mexican and I can vouch for this

(via mudwerks)

"meowl" by nate duval
(8x10” three color print available on tinyshowcase.com)

"meowl" by nate duval

(8x10” three color print available on tinyshowcase.com)

ymutate:

William Buelow GOULD
Liverpool, England 1803 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1853
Movements: Australia from 1827

Cat o’ nine tails1848oil on canvas 40.4 h x 49.5 w cm 

ymutate:

William Buelow GOULD

Liverpool, England 1803 – Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 1853

  • Movements: Australia from 1827

Cat o’ nine tails1848oil on canvas 40.4 h x 49.5 w cm 

shihlun:

Kimiko Suzuki, foreground, and her older brother Hideaki watch their cat play in front of a fan in Hiroshima in 1941.
(Provided by Tsuneaki Suzuki)

shihlun:

Kimiko Suzuki, foreground, and her older brother Hideaki watch their cat play in front of a fan in Hiroshima in 1941.

(Provided by Tsuneaki Suzuki)

(Source: ajw.asahi.com, via hanataiyouame)

natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative

(via tsotchke)

(Source: weheartit.com, via these-shoes)

bakeneko
kaibutsuneko
nekoneko
nyaaaaaaaaan
なるほどね...