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An Italian receipe collection was trusted to vellum in the late 15th century in Naples [1]. One of the receipes was for cooking snails, and perhaps to ascertain that the scribe was not misunderstood, a sketch of a snail was added.

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The snail has an eye-spot and two bat-like ears (meant to be the larger tentacles); the shell is just a blob.

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Note:
[1] PMM, inv. Ms. B.19, 90 ff. [corsair.themorgan.org, search ‘snail, #18]

 

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