Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Cats of Ulthar

It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which men cannot see. He is the soul of antique Aegyptus, and bearer of tales from forgotten cities in MeroĆ« and Ophir. He is the kin of the jungle’s lords, and heir to the secrets of hoary and sinister Africa. The Sphinx is his cousin, and he speaks her language; but he is more ancient than the Sphinx, and remembers that which she hath forgotten.

- H. P. Lovecraft, "The Cats of Ulthar"

I suspect Joe Broers does not wear a horned head-dress with a curious disk detwixt the horns, but one can never be sure.  He brings us this nicely done resin figure paying homage to the titular felines of Lovecraft's story.

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