LIULI Crystal Art, Mythical Creature, Black Tortoise - Magnificent

Color: Violet/Red

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Material: Crystal Glass
Technique: Pate de Verre
Size: 5.8L x 2.8D x 5.7H inches
Limited Edition: 3,800 Pieces (Worldwide)
Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

Design Description:

The Black Tortoise is one of the five mythical creatures. It corresponds to the water element, the winter season, the direction north and the color black. Also referred to as the Dragon Tortoise or the Tortoise Snake, it symbolizes the ancient Chinese god of the North and a water deity. Because of its life length, the tortoise is also a symbol of health and longevity.

In this piece Black Tortoise is depicted couched within a sphere representing the universe, surrounded by crashing waves, creating a sense of dynamism and vitality. Purple is the color of the emperor and imperial family, as well as the color of the Emperor Star (Polaris) situated in the northern constellation. The deep purple hue of this piece imbues Black Tortoise with a sense of grace and noble mystery.

Associated with the four quadrants of the vault of heaven are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermillion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise of the North; in the center is the Qilin (unicorn). Each region corresponds to one of the five elements: metal (west), wood (east), water (north), fire (south), and earth (center). Moving across the night sky, the stars connect all life to the five elements. When the universe and elements are aligned, harmony ensues.

玄武,玄武是一種由龜和蛇組合成的一種靈物,又可稱龍龜或龜蛇,五行屬水, 代表北方的靈獸,形象是黑色,代表季節是冬季,為祥瑞與健康長壽的象徵。



The Heart Points To The Future - Black Tortoise - Magnificent

Peaceful and harmonious,
the influence of
the illuminated Black Tortoise
spreads far and wide.
An inextinguishable life force
occupying the north,
the magnificent and auspicious beast
brings eternal peace to all.

心之所向,明日所在 - 玄武!盛


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