A game of cat & mouse

cat & mouse christ churchThe Cat and the Rat- These two can be found at the Christ Church Cathedral  (aka Cathedral of the Holy Trinity) in Dublin.  The Cathedral contains the largest crypt (63.4m long) in Britain or Ireland and was constructed between 1172-1173. The Cat and the Rat are displayed with an explanatory note.

THE CAT & THE RAT: The one, presumably chasing the other, became trapped in an organ pipe in the 1850s and were mummified. They are referred to in James Joyce’s “Finnegan’s Wake” where someone is described as being “…As stuck as that cat to that mouse in that tube of that Christchurch organ…”

I categorise this as Questionable Art and nominate the category of “The Bad” rather than “The Good” or “The Ugly”.

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