From the tip of its nose to the end of its long, whippy tail, the Oriental is a study in sleek design. Don’t be fooled by the svelte, tubular body; these cats have surprising weight and muscle tone and are neither frail nor fragile.
Egyptian cat hunting in the marshes from the tomb-chapel of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt, late 18th dynasty, ca. 1350 BC. Depicts a tawny cat catching birds among the papyrus stems. The cats could represent the Sun god hunting the enemies of light and order | British Museum, Salt Collection https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/libyan_soup/3444368649/