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In designing this special Name Portrait, Charla researched the cat’s Egyptian roots. This unique history is quite significant when viewing the cat of today.

Charla has used the cat goddess, Bastet, as the central figure in this Name Portrait.  Remember Bastet is the protectress of the cat and those who love the cat! The sun is featured as an important part of Egyptian life with the cat as its defender. The hawks represent the domestic cat’s hunting abilities. The serpent is shown running away from its enemy the cat. Cat is spelled phonetically in hieroglyphics (on the letter A) and then is spelled using the Egyptian word for cat, Miw (on the letter C). The cat’s lion ancestors are also featured along with various Egyptian symbols (ie. the obelisk, the all seeing eye) and plant motifs.

Charla created Cat with hand designed lettering and pen and ink drawings and color pencil. She also used various picture pieces from Ancient Egyptian art collected by August Racinet.

Mat colors for Cat are: double black or double cream or double golden yellow. The picture is a quality reproduction individually highlighted and signed by the artist. It is reproduced on acid free card stock, backed with foam core and packaged in a clear envelope with a description of the picture written on the back.

This Name Portrait will fit into a standard size 8 by 10 double mat or an 11 by 14 double mat. It is not available as a framed picture but will fit into the above standard sizes. This Name Portrait may also be ordered as a 6 by 4 1/2 greeting card with envelope.

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Price: $28.00

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Name Portraits by Charla
Charla Hayen
P.O. Box 334, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 535-0515

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