Crane on Tortoise

89,00 €

Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Size : height 230 mm, width 80 mm.
Weight : 350 g approximately.

It is a replica from Ming Dynasty‘s imperial court mascots.
The heavenly crane, immortal, stands straight, looking to the sky. Its front legs are standing on the back of an old tortoise, with head looking back.
In Chinese ancient times, the crane symbolizes protection and everlasting feelings, and the tortoise is synonymous with longevity.

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