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Inscription

lower center on paneled front of sarcophagus: QVEM.TOTVS.NON / CAP[IT].ORB[IS].IN HAC / TVMBA.CLAVDIT[UR]. (He whom the whole world could not contain is closed within this tomb)

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears earlier-style NGA accession number in red paint.

Provenance

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.

Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 127.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 207.
1983
Wilson, Carolyn C. Renaissance Small Bronze Sculpture and Associated Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1983: 88, no. 4.