Untitled: spotted cowrie

This beautiful teaching slide created by PH Gosse is of the spotted cowrie which can be found on Devon’s coastlines. It shows the sea snail with its brightly coloured mantle partly covering the pale shell. Below is a diagram of the snail’s ‘teeth’ - scientifically this is known as the radula.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
809/1997/12
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
paper collage on paper painted black
Common Name
Untitled: spotted cowrie
Simple Name
drawing
Period Classification
Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town

Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
Philip Henry
Production Person Surname
Gosse
Production Year Low
1850
Production Year High
1880

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Untitled: Trivia monacha: European cowrie: spotted cowrie