19th or mid-20th century copper alloy turtle amulet from northern Côte d'Ivoire-southwestern Burkina Faso.
Circa 1550–1450 B.C. carnelian turtle amulet from Egypt, New Kingdom.
11th - 16th century gold turtle bell pendant from Costa Rica, Chiriqui culture.
Circa 3500–2650 B.C. alabaster turtle-form vessel lid from Egypt, Predynastic, Naqada II–Early Dynastic Period.
Thanks to textile designer Zak Profera for sharing a related painting he spied on a recent trip to the Pera Museum, The Tortoise Trainer by Late-Ottoman-Empire artist Osman Hamdi Bey.