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around circumference: +.HOC.OPVS.E.PRVGES.[shield of arms of Cardinal Pietro Barbo].EFVNDO.COPIA.CORNV. (This work is Fruges [the Fruits of the Earth]: I pour forth from a horn of plenty)

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Reverse bears former inventory numbers 39 in red paint (Dreyfus) and 45 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931).


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.

Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931: 2:41-42, no. 45, pl. 17.
Renaissance Bronzes: Statuettes, Reliefs and Plaquettes, Medals and Coins from the Kress Collection. Introduction by Perry B. Cott. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1951: 143, as Florentine 15th Century.
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: 77, no. 265, fig. 59.
Rossi, Francesco. Musei Civici di Brescia. Cataloghi: I. Placchette, secoli XV-XIX. Vincenza, 1974:, 6, no. 7, note.
Rossi, Francesco. "Le Gemme Antiche e le Origini della Placchetta." In Italian Plaquettes. Douglas Lewis, ed. Studies in the History of Art 22, Symposium Papers 9 (1989): 56, fig. 1.
Rossi, Francesco. La collezione Mario Scaglia: placchette. 3 vols. Bergamo, 2011: 1:33, under Prototipo, M.9.
Leino, Marika. Fashion, Devotion and Contemplation: The Status and Functions of Italian Renaissance Plaquettes. Oxford, 2013: 12, fig. 1, n. 6.