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Last week I visited the Muzeum Narodowe in Warsaw, Poland. In the gallery on European painters I found one work on display featuring snails. It is a painting by Abraham Mignon entitled ‘Vanitas composition of flowers and small animals’ [1]. According to the RKD database, where this work is named as ‘Still life with flowers and a bird’s skeleton’, it originated during the 1670s [2].

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With a keen eye, you can see three snails. One may be easily seen in the highlighted area on the right side, a second one below. The third is more hidden in the darker corner at lower left. All three are Cepaea species and dextral.

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Notes:
[1] MNW, inv. 1027.
[2] https://rkd.nl/explore/images/200904.

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