- Two smaller turtles mounted on a large turtle.
- Size: Height - 3 Inches, Length - 4.5 Inches, Width - 2.25 Inches
- Weight: 0.65 KG
- Made with sand casting technique
- Crafted in India
This is a brass sculpture art in brass metal made by the artisans of Muradabad in India. The artist has shown two successively smaller turtles mounted on a larger turtle, possibly their mother. According to mythologies, Turtles seem to possess an enviable and god-like resistance to aging, and so they came to symbolize longevity. Their link to heaven and earth made them a natural for use in divination. Turtles are also symbols of immortality and are considered temporary dwelling places for souls making their way through a series of lives on the path to Nirvana. The turtle is considered to be the second incarnation of the powerful god Vishnu in the Hindu religion. After a great flood, which occurs every four billion years and dissolves the earth, Vishnu transforms himself into a great turtle. On his back, he carries a vessel in which the gods and demons mix the elements necessary to re-create the globe. After a thousand years, when the earth has been reborn, the turtle remains in place, and on his back stands a large elephant, which support the planet.