its dragon head in a ferocious howling gesture, this turtle has sharply
curved fangs and the sage’s beard. The poignant carving conveys
the play and transmogrification of forms between the turtle and dragon, two of
the four celestial magical beasts in Chinese mythology. The carving is beautifully
aged, warm and tactile that feels silken to the touch. With
three baby turtles playing with rows of coins on her back, her legendary supernatural
power is highly venerated in Feng Shui. To place the Dragon Turtle (Longgui) facing
the south window is believed to promote longevity, success, wealth and fertility.