Frogs are associated with water and rain, asking spirits to bring abundant rain. Frogs and tadpoles also represent the cycle of life. This wonderful hand-carved leaping frog by Patrick Tsethlikai is made of ricolite/serpentine marble. The natural striations of color accent the action of the frog and compliment the inlaid turquoise eyes. There are four inlaid turquoise stones on the back, too, for a total of six turquoise inlaid stones. This delightful creature does have the artist's mark on the bottom.