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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.
Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 15–March 18, 1953.

San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 18–June 7, 1953.

Pittsburgh. Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1953–April 1954.

Hagerstown, Md. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. "Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 27–March 31, 1955.

Aroldi, Aldo M. Armi e Armature Italiane Fino Al XVIII Secolo. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1961. fig. 333.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi Bianche Italiane. Milano: Bramante Editrice, 1975. p. 388, fig. 501.



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