Poe's Short Stories

The black cat

What figure does the speaker see? What is on this figure?

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Are you referring to the figure after the fire in etched in the plaster? 

I approached and saw, as if graven in bas relief upon the white surface, the figure of a gigantic cat. The impression was given with an accuracy truly marvellous. There was a rope about the animal's neck.