Both the dragon and the tortuous have deep mythological significance in both ancient, and modern chinese society. While the dragon is a symbol of power, strength and success, the turtle teaches us patience and wisdom. The combination of both creates balance, as both are important to create harmony. Known as a bixi, these are commonly rubbed for good luck.On top of the mythological creature is a pagoda. The pagoda is symbolic of the rise of buddhism and spirituality in china, and represent sacred mountains. A beautiful addition to any home, this also makes for a great conversation piece. The statue stands at about 11 inches tall and 8 inches across. For years we've traveled the globe, first as english teachers and then as collecters of unique traditional jewelry and folk art. Our collection represents the cultural heritage of the many of-the-beaten-track places we visit. Don't miss the rest of the collection, click the link below.
This item is made of brass.