Frog on a Leaf
Copper, nickle, brass, and garnet
This piece was made to represent a talisman. Ancient alchemists believed that a jewel hidden in the frog/toad's head symbolized spiritual truth. It also symbolized the fact that outward appearances can be deceiving, and you have to look deeper to find the true rewards. This piece was made completely out of sheet metal. It has a garnet set into the top of the frog's head.