Terracotta flower pot, 'Busy White Turtle'
A busy little turtle comes to life in terracotta. Handcrafted by ceramists from the House of El Salvador Artisans, this versatile design is perfect to hold a potted plant. Geometric patterns in brown adorn the ornate shell.
Fish-shaped palette, Egypt 3650–3300 B.C. . Hard stone palettes were used to grind malachite (a green copper ore) for eye paint.[1600x1124]
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Ointment vase in the shape of a bolti fish | Middle Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Ointment vase in the shape of a bulti fish Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Girga (el-Birba; This, Thinis), Middle Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 12–17 Date: ca. 1800–1550 B.C. Anhydrite The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10.176.52
Ink tablet in the form of a turtle, China ^ Minneapolis Institute of Art
This charming Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE) ink stone, modeled in the form of a turtle, features "the eight trigrams" ba gua carved into the top of its removable shell. The eight trigrams are among the earliest and best-known images associated with Daoism. These visual symbols are the basis for the sixty-four hexagrams of the ancient divination text, the I-Qing or The Book of Changes which was formulated during Western Zhou (1050-772 BCE). In addition to divination, the eight trigrams…