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Inscription

on lid, in gothic uncials in relief: IO SON ChONTENTO DAPO/ChAMORE [...] TALE [...] P[...]NTO (I am content with little love); on front, painted below keyhole on scroll held by two female figures: NON APRIRE SE / AMORE NON / SENTIRE [illegible overpainted area] (Do not open if you do not feel love [?])

Provenance

Lord John Temple Leader [1810-1903], Castello di Vincigliata, before 1903;[1] (Professor Luigi Grassi [1858-1940], Florence), before 1922; purchased 18 September 1922 by Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania;[2] inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.

Bibliography
1942
Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 17.