Italian mirror frame, c. 1530. "An inscription warning against vanity, "Not beauty but truth is to be admired," appears in the cartouche below two griffins at the bottom edge of this carved frame that originally housed a mirror. The mirror would have been covered with a sliding shutter (now lost). The style of the frame and the quality of its craftsmanship suggest that this was made in the del Tasso workshop in Florence, which for 3 generations was famous for its woodcarving." - Met website.