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Sword

  • Sword © Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum

    Sword © Lázaro Galdiano Foundation Museum

     
  

Category

Precious metalwork

Date

1486

Artist

Giacomo Magnolino

Cultural background

Renaissance

Original title

Espada
Lázaro Galdiano Museum
Madrid
Madrid
Madrid

This sword was a gift from Pope Innocent VIII Cybo to Iñigo López de Mendoza, 2nd Count of Tendilla.

Sent to Rome by King Ferdinand the Catholic, he acted as an ambassador and mediator between the Pope and Ferdinand I of Naples and managed to get them to reconcile.

It was carried out by the Florentine artisan Giacomo Magnolino, and the payment order is kept in the records of the Sacro Palazzo Apostolico.

This type of sword, blessed at Christmas mass, was given by the popes to the main European kings and princes.
 

Details of the work

Object
Sword

Dimensions
140.5 cm.

Material
Silver-gilt and enamel

  

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