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lemewsee:

Abraham Mignon, Still Life of Flowers with Cat and Mouse Trap, ca. 1670-1675, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
From Lucia Impelluso’s book Nature and Its Symbols:
“The image of the cat toying with a mouse imprisoned in a cage is a warning against the dangers of love and courtship. In fact, the animal symbolizes carnal desire. The case of flowers knocked over by the cat points to the snare of amorous passion and pleasure.”

lemewsee:

Abraham Mignon, Still Life of Flowers with Cat and Mouse Trap, ca. 1670-1675, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

From Lucia Impelluso’s book Nature and Its Symbols:

“The image of the cat toying with a mouse imprisoned in a cage is a warning against the dangers of love and courtship. In fact, the animal symbolizes carnal desire. The case of flowers knocked over by the cat points to the snare of amorous passion and pleasure.”

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