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Provenance

Santa Maria Novella, Florence.[1] Eugène de Miller Aichholz, Vienna; (his sale, Galeries Georges Petit, Paris, 18-22 May 1900, no. 34 [pair with NGA 1957.14.124]); Gustave Dreyfus [1837-1914], Paris; his estate; purchased 1930 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 1945 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1957 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1955
Fish Forms in Art, University Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1955, no. 20, repro.
Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection: Renaissance Bronzes. Oxford, 1931: 140, no. 120, pl. 71.
1951
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 140, repro. 46, as Appliqué in the shape of a double scallop shell between dolphins.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 497.