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Inscription: Below bust of man with book in main scene:  originally VEBILIO in black, apparently amended during course of enameling to VERBLIO by addition of red enamel strokes to the B and I of VEBILIO;  VENITE (trans: plural command, Latin, Come! or Come here! addressed to the lines of maidens)
Alessandro Castellani (until 1884; sale, at Palais Castellani, Rome, March 17–April 10 , 1884, Deuxième partie, no. 405); E. Joseph (until 1890; sale, Christie, Manson and Wood, London, May 6, 1890, no. 96); J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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