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$4,922.00 (USD)



The legend of Wayambey, a young Aboriginal warrior who was surrounded by tribal enemies and retreated into the river holding his shield up to avoid being speared to death.  His enemies continued to throw spears into the river but he never resurfaced.  All they saw was the shell of the river turtle that could not be penetrated by the spears.  The spirit of Wayambey thus became the river turtle.

Jenadors River Turtle is a collaboration of work between renowned aboriginal artist, Arthur Conlon, Jennifer Benaim and Douglas Dingey.  It is part of a collection of eight.  River Turtle is limited to 25 pieces.

There are 470 pieces of opal = 4.65 carats.

This piece measures 150mm x 150mm (unframed).  Can be framed on request at an additional charge.

River Turtle was created in four days.


Jenador includes registered and trackable shipping for all of her works of art and jewellery pieces, worldwide.  If your piece is a gift, please advise and it can also be gift wrapped for you.

The design of an image is etched into 4mm thick black glass.  The etching is inlayed with Lightning Ridge, gem quality black opal that has been selected and cut for its brilliance and lustre.  The finished piece is then framed and when mounted on a wall or perhaps a bench top with lighting directed on it, the image comes to life!  A truly beautiful spectacular masterpiece.

All of Jenadors works of art and jewellery pieces are created in her studio in Australia.

Jenador exhibits her art Internationally, her works are the only known creations of this nature in the world and are investment, collector pieces sold with a certificate of authenticity and beautifully presented in a Jenador, satin lined, black leatherette box .