Condition: New, Made in Greece. Material: Pure Bronze Height: 7 cm - 2,8 inches Width: 19 cm - 7,5 inches Length: 12 cm - 4,7 inches Weight total: 740 g
The tortoise is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, and is able to defend itself on its own. It personifies water, the moon, the Earth, time, immortality, and fertility. Creation is associated with the tortois it is also believed that the tortoise bears the burden of the whole world. The tortoise in her 'immortal' transformation as the lyre that Hermes will exchange for his acceptance as a god, and as a symbol of the hymn with which he soothes Apollo's anger, acts as an invocation by establishing her divine nature. Zeus and the Tortoise appears among Aesop’s Fables and explains how the tortoise got her shell. It is numbered 106 in the Perry Index. From it derives the proverbial sentiment that ‘There’s no place like home’.