Cat Roof Ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania

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Title

Cat Roof Ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania

Subject

domestic architecture, architecture, cat, cats, East Launceston, gargoyle, gargoyles, Launceston, Lyttleton Street, ornament, ornamentation, roof, Tas, Tasmania

Description

One of three photographs of domestic roof-top adornments in Lyttleton Street, East Launceston. This one features a cat. Situated on the edge of the roof over-looking the street, it is possible that the cat was in part inspired by the gargoyles that adorn many medieval gothic churches. Although a cat may not seem particularly medieval, especially in comparison to the dragon and sea serpent on other Lyttleton Street roofs, domesticated animals were sometimes portrayed as gargoyles on medieval churches. For example, the fifteenth-century gothic Notre Dame church in Noyers-sur-Serein, Burgundy, France, includes a gargoyle in the shape of a dog.

Creator

Dorey, Margaret

Date

2 December 2011

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Cat Roof Ornament, Lyttleton Street, East Launceston, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/687.