Todays post is on an old manuscript dating from c.1285–c.1299 which originated in Italy, possibly in Bologna. It is kept in the Free Library of Philadelphia  and consists of different parts. One part is called ‘De amore et dilectione Dei’ and is attributed to Albertanus of Brescia [2, 3].
On f. 57r there is a new variation on the ‘knight v. snail’ theme. The knight, armoured with a red helmet with a cross, faces the snail and shields himself off. The snail is stylised, left-coiled, in dorsal view with the head peaking out the aperture; the animal has four tentacles – which are, however, evenly long – and an eye-spot at the base.
 FLP, Lewis E001, ii + 100 + iv ff.
 http://bit.ly/1cSIQeG (6.i.2014).
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertanus_of_Brescia (6.i.2014). NB: There seems a contradiction between the dating of the manuscript and authorship in  and the biographical data in .