Cephalus unwittingly killed his wife, Procris, when he threw his spear on hearing a mysterious noise in the forest.
Signature: On back, after inscription: .fra[n] Xanto. A. / Rovigiese i[n] Urbino.
Inscription: On back: • 1533 • / l'inaveduto Cephal / procri uccide. / Nel VII. libro d[e] Ouidio Met: [trans.: The careless Cephalus kills Procris. From the seventh book of Ovid's Metamorphoses.]
Ralph Bernal , London ; Sir Andrew Fountaine , Narford Hall (until 1884; his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, June 16–19, 1884, no. 324); Charles Testart (1924; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 24–25, 1924, no. 25; sold for 36,000 fcs. to Seligmann); [ Germain Seligman , 1924 ] ; V. Everit Macy (until 1927; to MMA)