Flute-Playing Reptile

By Florentino Martinez

Animal: Turtle, Material: Fossilized Ivory
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Florentino Martinez carves extraordinary animals that are intricate and beautiful. His latest offering is this exquisite flute-playing Turtle carved from one specimen of rich fossilized ivory. This reptile's shell is amazingly incised and we love the feeling of movement Florentino's gave this turtle, as it walks along and contentedly plays its flute. It has inlaid eyes of turquoise and wears turquoise inlaid jewelry. About 1 1/4" tall, 3/4" wide and 1" deep.