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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. 113 3/4 in. (288.93 cm)
Classification:
Shafted Weapons
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1954
Accession Number:
54.46.16
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, crown with palm and olive branch.
Ex. coll.: Borghese, Rome, Italy; Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant.
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