Illustration of a Nautilus, detailing the tendrils, shell and eye.
Popular in Renaissance cabinets of curiosities, the
chambered nautilus is often sited as an example of the
golden spiral. The eye of the nautilus has no lens and is
similar in function to a pinhole camera. It is native to the
waters of the South Pacific near Australia, Japan, and
Micronesia. It uses its tentacles to grip food and pass it to
its mouth, and is known to eat anything that smells.
16″ x 12″, 48″ x 32″, 8″ x 6″
Antique Jade, Cherry Blossom, Daffodil, Natural/Weather Oak