The sculpture "Cat" is made of ceramics. Japan, XX century.
According to legends, a cat is an animal-keeper of the hearth, which protects from evil spirits and the evil eye, is responsible for the peace and prosperity of the family. No wonder, in ancient times, cats were deified and considered sacred animals. And in our time, they are trying to be the first to let cats into a new home, so that the house has a favorable and positive energy.