The inspiration for this painting was an ancient sculpture that lives in the British Museum. Word has it that Alfresco Artist snapped a shot of this sleek feline with a camera he sneaked into the museum! Today's domesticated cat is associated more with ancient Egypt than any other culture in the world. This cat is a particularly fine example of the many statues of cats from ancient Egypt. It has gold rings, a silvered collar round its neck and a silver protective wedjat eye amulet.