The Caracal is a notoriously secretive wild cat, found in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. It is a of robust build, with a sandy or tan coat and defined black and white facial markings. Its long tufted ears mean it is often confused with the Lynx. Until quite recently, it was sometimes tamed and used for hunting.
This handsome cat has always been highly regarded. Depictions of caracal abound in Egyptian culture and art, and ancient Chinese emperors gave the cats as gifts. Hamish’s Caracal Head was informed by firsthand observation up close with a young cat. Of course, the sculpture has the upright ears and short face characteristic of the breed, but Hamish also shows us an inquisitive intelligent animal with a noble bearing.
Available in limited edition, this bronze Caracal Head is a great addition to Hamish’s collection of feline sculptures.
“When I took it out the box and placed it on the table, one of my pet Savannah cats immediately went into flight/flight mode, tail bristling and crouching and stalking…” (Mr. D Hall, collector)