"He-Tu Tortoise" Original Art
The He-Tu Tortoise holds luck and fortune for the wise.
The symbols are the primal form of the teaching of the fabled book of magic, the I CHING or Book of Changes.
In ancient China a white tortoise was discovered to have these strange diagrams on its shell. The sages then contemplated this and the great revelations that followed became used to do everything from fortune telling and agriculture to ruling an empire. T
Even Confucius was quoted at the end of his life as saying that "If I were to have 50 more years of studying this book, then I might become without great fault". Let that sink in for a moment....
Ink on Vellum
Hand signed by the artist, Jon Osiris