in fictive scrolls along edges: .S[IGILLUS].NICOLAI.PEROTTI.PRESVLIS.SIPONTINI. (The seal of Niccolò Perotti, archibishop of Spinonto [Manfredonia, in Apulia])
Marks and Labels
Reverse bears former casting mark(?) 11 (or II) incised, perhaps in the wax, and former inventory number 87 in white paint (Hainauer/Duveen,1908).
Oscar Hainauer [d. 1894], Berlin; his wife, Julie Hainauer, Berlin; acquired 1906 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); by exchange 21 October 1920 to Joseph E. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; gift 1942 to NGA.
- Bode, Wilhelm von, ed. Die Sammlung Oscar Hainauer / The Collection of Oscar Hainauer. [bound as one volume, English and German pages interleaved in one page sequence] Berlin, 1897 and London, 1906: 97, no. 225 (Plaquette no. 85).
- A Cabinet of One Hundred & Thirty-Three Bronze Plaques and Medals of the Renaissance Period from the Collection of the Late Herr Oscar Hainauer of Berlin. Ed. Duveen Brothers. London, n.d. (but 1908): no. 87, repro.
- Works of Art from the Widener Collection. Foreword by David Finley and John Walker. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1942: 15.