Description The plaque is the upper left corner of a frame-embellishment and is curved to fit an oval or arched central panel. The putto reproduces a detail of an ancient relief found in Ravenna representing the empty throne of Neptune, which Marco Dente engraved in 1519 (Bibliothèque Nationale, Estampes, Eb 6 Res 41).
Provenance Sale, Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, April 21, 1902, no. 438; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902
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