One of a pair of similar bronze escrutcheons, the shield in each bearing the Arms of the Borghase family: a crowned eagle with outspread wings, above a griffin. The shield incorporates at the top a man's head, and above this a cross, which appears under a Cardinal's hat. Each side is supported by a nude winged cherub.

Coat of arms of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579–1633), c. 1620–30

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As heraldic symbols of the Borghese family, the eagle and dragon are emblazoned on the shield of this coat of arms.

Details
Title
Coat of arms of Cardinal Scipione Borghese (1579–1633)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
61.63.2
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One of a pair of similar bronze escrutcheons, the shield in each bearing the Arms of the Borghase family: a crowned eagle with outspread wings, above a griffin. The shield incorporates at the top a man's head, and above this a cross, which appears under a Cardinal's hat. Each side is supported by a nude winged cherub.