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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. Prince Borghese, Rome, Borghese PalaceWilliam H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
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, no. 75.

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, no. 75.

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, no. 75.

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.

Kunsthaus Lempertz. Waffensammlung Konsul A.D. Hans C. Leiden. Cologne: Kunsthaus Lempertz, June 19–21, 1934. nos. 501–502, pl. 44 (similar fauchards).

Giacomini & Capobianchi. Objets d'Art et d'Ameublement qui Garnissent le Grand Appartement au Premier Étage du Palais du Prince Borghese à Rome. Rome: Giacomini & Capobianchi, March 28–April 9, 1892. no. 417, pl. IX (similar fauchards).

Capobianchi, Vincenzo. Catalogue des Marbres Antiques et des Objets d'Art Formant le Musée du Pavillon de l'Horloge, la Villa Borghese (Place de Sienne) à Rome, Provenant de l'Heritage des Princes Borghese et des Objets d'Art du Moyen Age, de la Renaissance et des Armes.... Rome, March 13–24, 1893. no. 433 (no. 3 within this lot), pl. XXIV.

Carter, Morris. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1925. p. 150 (a similar fauchard).

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Gilbert Wendel Longstreet, and Morris Carter. General Catalgue. Boston: Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1935. p. 228 (a similar fauchard).

Grancsay, Stephen V. Loan Exhibition of Mediaeval and Renaissance Arms and Armor from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1953. p. 22, no. 75, ill.

Mayor, A. Hyatt. "The Gifts That Made the Museum." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 16, no. 3 (November 1957). p. 92, ill.

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

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

Karcheski, Walter J. "An Eccliastical Glaive in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." Palace Notes: The Annual Report of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1985 (1986). pp. 50–53.

Cervini, Fulvio, Giorgio Dondi, and Paolo Venturoli. Primo Supplemento al Catalogo Angelucci: Elenco degli Oggetti Acquisiti dalla Armeria Reale di Torino dopo il 1890. Armi Antiche, 2002. Turin: Accademia, 2005. pp. 87–88 (two identical fauchards).



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