Aesop's Fables > Aesop's Artifacts > Carvings, Statues, & Figurines > Large Carvings and Statues

Large Carvings and Statues

Click on any of these images to see an enlargement.

1992 Mexican ceramic tortoise with a moving head. A scene of the hare running is painted on his back. 8" x 5" x 4" high.  Purchased on Olivera Street in LA. Gift of Margaret Carlson Lytton, Christmas, '93.

The head of the tortoise bobs laboriously whenever he is touched.  What a happy thought to paint the hare right onto the back of the tortoise!