Eye of Naxos

Eye of Naxos

[ Aug.

2013 ] This is a photo of ” Eye of Naxos “.

The tour guide had a pendant and earrings and they were on my mind during the tour.

They were sold a lot in the town of Hora in Naxos.

The ones I bought are not as big as hers, but still they are pretty, aren’t they.

This is the operculum – a lid of spiral shell.

Long time ago, when I went to Corsica in France, I saw very similar things and I seem to remember they were called “Tears of Lucy”.

The horned turban which we eat in Japan has got a bigger operculum.

It may make an interesting accessory.