The beautiful brass figure of tortoise in nicely carved out. Tortoises are considered harbinger of good luck and they are a link between heaven and earth. The species represents universal order and is thought to have created the universe from its body: its shell is symbolic of the heaven while its body is symbolic of the Mother earth. Tortoises are a popular symbol in mythology because of their longevity and keeping them ensures a log life. They are often found to be symbols of tranquility. They are a symbol of good luck representing order, creation, endurance, strength, stability, longevity.