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Inscription

incised on tablet with handles suspended in upper field: CONST / ANTIA (Constancy)

Marks and Labels

Reverse bears former inventory numbers 175(?) in white paint and an illegible number in light gray paint (unidentified collections); as well as 327 in red paint (Dreyfus), and 294 in yellow paint (Ricci 1931).

Provenance

Probably G.B. Lucini Passalacqua [d. 1890], Milan; probably (his sale, at La Scala by Giulio Sambon, Milan, 14–21 April 1885, 5th day, no. 231). possibly purchased at Passalaqua sale by Gustave Dreyfus [1837–1914], Paris; his heirs; purchased 1930 with entire Dreyfus collection by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris); sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York.

Bibliography
1931
Ricci, Seymour de. The Gustave Dreyfus Collection. Reliefs and Plaquettes. Oxford, 1931. vol.II, 294.
1965
Pope-Hennessy, John W. Renaissance Bronzes from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: Reliefs, Plaquettes, Statuettes, Utensils and Mortars. London, 1965: no. 110.
1989
Fulton, Christopher B. "The Master IO.F.F. and the Function of Plaquettes." Studies in the History of Art 22 (1989):146-147, repro.
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