Bronze Turtle

Bronze turtle with brown patina.

In Japan, the turtle (kame) is considered a symbol of wisdom, stability and luck. Tradition has it that it provides protection and 10,000 years of happiness because of its longevity and the slowness of its movements. In Taoist belief, the turtle symbolizes the world: its shell represents the sky, while its body represents the earth.

Japan, Meiji era (1868-1912)
Length : 2.29 inch – Width : 1.19 inch