A turtle's shell is an amazingly designed shield protecting all their vital organs and head. It is also a secure home for them. The top of their shell is called a "carapace" while the underside is referred to as a "plastron". Brian Yatsattie's standing turquoise Turtle
shows off both sides of its gorgeously carved home. Its eyes are sweetly hewn. This specimen of turquoise is a knockout, with lovely matrix variations. About 2 3/4" tall, 1 7/8" wide and 1 1/4" deep.