Da Vinci's Cat Sterling Silver Necklace
This necklace was created from a drawing of a sleeping cat by Leonardo da Vinci. It is engraved on the back with Leonardo's signature in reverse, his preferred way of writing in his notebooks.
- Pendant: 7/8" wide
- Chain length: 18"
- Necklace extender available here
Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest draftsmen that ever lived. His intimate studies of cats show his understanding and love for these creatures who are so part of our lives. A cat curled up and sleeping in one of his drawings has been recreated here in a charming and wearable form. The signature on the back of the pendant acknowledges Leonardo's extraordinary technique of writing in mirror form - from right to left with the words spelled backwards. His reasons for writing like this are still not fully understood today, although he was left-handed. This necklace will appeal to any student of Leonardo's work, and certainly to any cat lover.
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