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RMA_RP-P-1967-955

A cartouche with a text of Terentius, encircled by six (sea) shells. Two land snails are visible in the left and right upper corner. After a design by Jacob Floris [the Elder] (1524–1581), a Flemish painter and draughtsman. Printed and issued in Antwerp in 1556. This copy is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam [2].

The snails are stylised, with four tentacles but lacking their tails. One is dextral, the other sinistral, for obvious symmetrical reasons.

RMA_RP-P-1967-955_d1

RMA_RP-P-1967-955_d2

Notes:
[1] https://rkd.nl/explore/artists/28387.%5B2%5D RMA, inv. RP-P-1967-955. http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.417640.

 

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