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“Nature mort” (Still life) is the simple title of this painting, made in 1643 by a French artist (possibly from Alsace region), signed with initials “G. B.”. Currently it is in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Chambéry [1].

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In the upper left corner a number of snails made been seen, prepared for eating. The dextral shells are likely a Helix species. The whitish cover inside the aperture either might be stuffing or the epiphragms of the snails.

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Note:
[1] MBC, inv. M 1028. Joconde | escargot (réponse #26).

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