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Fauchard of the Bodyguard of Cardinal Scipione Borghese-Caffarelli (1576–1633)

Date:
ca. 1600–1610
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Steel, copper, gold, silver, wood, textile
Dimensions:
L. 108 in. (274.32 cm); blade L. 35 in. (24.13 cm); W. 9.5 in. (88.9 cm)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
14.25.450
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 371
Marking: On the blade: the arms of Camillo, Cardinal Borghese, afterwards Pope Paul V, ensigned with the Papal badge (keys and tiara): azure, a demi-dragon or, a chief of the Empire (gold, an eagle [or demi-eagle] displayed sable, crowned of first); above, a crown with a palm and an olive branch.
Ex. coll.: Borghese (Sale, Rome, March 18, 1893, lot 433 (no. 3 within this lot), pl. XXIV); William H. Riggs, Paris.
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