Pleasing Reptile

By Claudia Peina

Animal: Turtle, Material: Antler
This offering is sold.
Claudia Peina's pleasing Turtle is carved of antler with a nicely incised shell that's inlaid with many turquoise and red coral pieces. This reptile has pen shell inlaid eyes, plus a jet inlaid mouth and feet. Turtle (Edo:wa) has always been esteemed because it carries its home on its back and goes with the flow of the river, not against it. About 2 1/4" long, 1 3/4" wide and 1" tall.