Bronze Snail

 

Bronze okimono with light brown patina (two colors) representing a snail out of its shell.

Symbol of eternity and fertility, the snail was considered in ancient Japan as the god of water. The Japanese believed that the deity dwelt in a pond in the form of a gigantic snail.

Japan  –  Meiji era (1868-1912)

Height : 1.23 inch – Width : 1.03 inch

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