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Hiroshige Andô (1797–1858) is the Japanese artist who made this drawing with ink on paper of Begonia flowers and a snail. It is now in the Hardvard Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Friends of Arthur B. Duel [1].

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The stylised snail is dextral, with two tentacles only; whether the shell is ribbed or has an axial colour pattern cannot be ascertained from this drawing. It is one of the few examples found so far from eastern Asian art featuring a snail.

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[1] HAM, inv. 1933.4.288. http://bit.ly/Z4BWzR.

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