This engraving is entitled “Allegory of Truth, Knowledge, Hate and Fear”, and was made between 1507  and 1553 by Cornelis Anthonisz. (ca. 1505–1553), who worked in Amsterdam . This print is now in the collection of the Rijksmuseum .
The description is “Truth is a woman, her mouth locked, lying in bed. Next to the bed is an old man with a hat on his head (Fear) sitting. In front of him on the floor a snail. A soldier (Hate) on the left, aiming his lance at the woman. Next to the soldier a dog. Knowledge lies as a baby in a manger”.
The snail is stylised, with a sinistral shell, the animal with two tentacles and without a tail.
 This data is mentioned in  and may have been chosen because the date of birth is unknown and given as 1495/1515 in .
 RMA, inv. RP-P-BI-89. http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.37320.