To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "A Large Mottled Shell of a Green Sea Turtle ‘Chelonia Mydas’"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Size: 95cm high, 74cm wide – 37½ ins high, 29 ins wide
CITIES documentation available
When Europeans first penetrated to the tropical seas in the Renaissance age of discovery in many cases it was the green turtle that kept them alive. These big succulent reptiles abounded in many areas and could be captured without any equipment or skill, simply turning them on their backs when they emerged from the sea to lay their eggs. Man’s exploitation of the turtles became intensive for generations, but this beautiful streamlined creature is now mostly protected and populations in the wild are being increased by the release of hatchlings bred in captivity.
|Height||95.00 cm||(37.40 inches)|
|Width||74.00 cm||(29.13 inches)|