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MBN_AD564_

This horn pipe case was sculptured by an anonymous artist in Japon during the 18th century. It is now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy [1]. On both sides stems and leaves of bamboo are seen, while at one side a snail is visible.

MBN_AD564_d

This dextral specimen has two tentacles only, and is stylised. The species is thus unidentifiable.

Note:
[1] MBN, inv. AD.564. Joconde | escargot (réponse #132).

 

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