This sweet carved soapstone turtle seems to me a wonderful little thing to keep on one's desk or shelf as a reminder to take your time--I really can't imagine a truer embodiment of slowness. The stone is a greenish gray, and the carving very simple, with incised round eyes on either side of the head and a shell pattern on his back. The stone is otherwise very smooth and feels great to hold, perhaps to rub occasionally for good luck!
3 3/4" long x 1 7/8" wide x 1 1/8" tall. Signed on the bottom, with what appears to read Dimu.