Galleries : Undying Tales 2022 : UT 4 - Chinese Broad-headed Pond Turtle


In Chinese lore, there is a legendary creature called the Longgui, the Dragon-turtle, who has the head of a dragon and the body of a celestial tortoise. Statues of the Longgui usually show this symbol of protection and longevity on a bed of gold ingots and coins. As a turtle that is being transformed into a dragon higher being, it is also seen as an emblem of upward social movement and transformation towards prosperity.

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Size: 7 x 7 inches
Medium: Ink
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Original: Sold