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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.
Granscay, S. V., A. Hyatt Mayor, James J. Rorimer, William Holmes Forsyth, Bruno Thomas, Sir Richard C. Jebb, Randolph Bullock, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Helmut Nickel. "The New Galleries of Oriental Arms and Armor." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (May 1958). p. 92, ill.

Aroldi, Aldo M. Armi e Armature Italiane Fino al XVIII Secolo. Milano, 1961. fig. 333.

Boccia, Lionello G., and Eduardo T. Coelho. Armi bianche Italiane. Milano, 1975. p. 388, fig. 501.



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