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“A basket of flowers with shells on a ledge” is the title of this oil paint by Balthasar van der Ast in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge [1].

A basket of flowers with shells on a ledge, by Balthasar van der Ast

One of the shells is a tropical land shell, likely of a Polymita species.

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Note:
[1] FWC, inv. PD.15-1975. http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/1085.

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