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This drawing was made in 1558 by Paolo Farinati (1524–1606), who worked in Verona. It is now in the colllection of the Dapertment of Drawings and Prints in the Pierpont Morgan Museum  and entitled “Allegorical Figure of Verona with View of City in Background” [1, 2].

PMM_It 16.11_

To the right of the foot of Verona a highly stylised, dextral snail may be seen.

PMM_It 16.11_d

[1] PMM, inv. It. 16.11. [corsair.themorgan.org, search ‘snail’, #11].
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Farinati.