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Seal with Knob in the Shape of a Turtle

Seal with Knob in the Shape of a Turtle

So-called “seal script,” seen here, is an archaic writing style that was standardized during the Qin (221–206 B.C.) and Han dynasties (206 B.C.–A.D. 220). It is characterized by straight lines of uniform width ... more

Seal with Knob in the Shape of a Turtle

Seal with Knob in the Shape of a Turtle

Eastern Han dynasty (25–220)

"Inkstone" and Cover in the Shape of a Turtle

"Inkstone" and Cover in the Shape of a Turtle

Turtles and tortoises, symbols of longevity and endurance, have long been associated with divination in ancient China. Here, the shell is engraved with the eight trigrams (bagua) used in Daoist cosmology, which... more

Turtle Pendant

Turtle Pendant

Costa Rica

Turtle Pendant

Turtle Pendant

Costa Rica

Turtle Bell Pendant
Turtle Pendant

Turtle Pendant

Costa Rica or Panama

Turtle Pendant
Turtle Pendant
Turtle Pendant
Stone Turtle Pendant

Stone Turtle Pendant

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Stone Turtle Pendant

Stone Turtle Pendant

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Stone Turtle Pendant

Stone Turtle Pendant

Mexico, Mesoamerica, Guerrero, Balsas River region

Two Sketches: One of a Turtle, the Other of Two Unidentified Objects

Two Sketches: One of a Turtle, the Other of Two Unidentified Objects

Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Sea Turtle (Emblem of Longevity)

Sea Turtle (Emblem of Longevity)

Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Turtle Island and Fujiyama

Turtle Island and Fujiyama

Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) Edo period (1615–1868)

Mock Turtle

Mock Turtle

Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)

Lotus Leaf and Small Turtle

Lotus Leaf and Small Turtle

Meiji period (1868–1912)

A winged putto and turtle doves

A winged putto and turtle doves

Jules-Edmond-Charles Lachaise (French, died 1897)

Weehawken from Turtle Grove

Weehawken from Turtle Grove

Acquired as a view of the upper Hudson River by William Guy Wall, this watercolor was later discovered to have been the model for an Asher B. Durand engraving that bears an inscription clearly identifying Benne... more

Tea Caddy with Design of Turtle

Tea Caddy with Design of Turtle

In the style of Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Meiji period (1868–1912)

A dish of "black turtle"

A dish of "black turtle"

The cartoonist mocks the opportunism evident in Winfield Scott's endorsement of both the abolitionist cause and the Missouri Compromise. Scott, in military uniform, is seated at a table with a plate of soup be... more

Mercury and Turtle

Mercury and Turtle

Little is known about Harnisch's career as a sculptor. He was a student at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he studied with the French sculptor Joseph A. Bailly. Before establishing a studio in ... more

Bushnell's American turtle

Bushnell's American turtle

Print shows three views of the "Turtle", a one-man submarine designed and built by David Bushnell to attach bombs to British warships during the American revolutionary war.

Robert McGee, scalped by Sioux Chief Little Turtle in 1864 / E.E. Henry, photographer.

Robert McGee, scalped by Sioux Chief Little Turtle in 1864 / E.E. Henr...

Robert McGee, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, showing effects of being scalped as a child.

Shipping green turtle to New York, Key West, Fla. U.S.A.

Shipping green turtle to New York, Key West, Fla. U.S.A.

Stereograph showing two men pulling up a large turtle from cargo hold; several turtles laying shell side down on dock being loaded into horse drawn cart.