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Louis Desprez (1799–1870) was a French sculptor who made mainly works for restorations of gothic churches. In the Musée de Picardie, Amiens one can find a sculpture entitled “L’ingénue ou la jeune fille au limaçon”. This work in marble was made in 1843. [1]

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Next to the right foot of the figure is a natural sized snail with a dextral shell. The animal has all four tentacles shown. This is likely modelled after a Helix species.

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Note:
[1] http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Desprez.

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