Turtle and Two Cranes
Turtle & Cranes, Taishou Period Japan (1912-1926).
20” long x 18” high, Mixed metal casting.
Turtle & Cranes
The revered Tsuru (red-crested crane), a common subject in Asian art, is a symbol of fidelity and longevity in all of Asia. In Japanese mythology, the crane is said to live for 1000 years, and the sea turtle for 10,000 years.