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Ancient Italian Tarot

The Ancient Italian Tarot shows artwork in a medieval Italian style. The card scenes are of a similar style as the 1JJ Swiss Tarot but with more detail and muted colour. Card titling is small and in Italian only.

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Tarot Deck - 78 Cards - Lo Scarabeo


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Ancient Italian Tarot review by ihcoyc

This deck is a reproduction of an Italian deck from the 1880's, which in turn was based in part on the 1835 deck by Carlo Della Rocca. It has rapidly become my favourite traditional deck, which for me means that it is my favourite deck of all time.

The trumps in this deck are soundly based on Marseilles symbolism, if not always on Marseilles design principles. What you get, at least in the images on the cards, almost always directly reflects the Marseilles tradition.

There are some typically Italian modifications, though: the Magician (I - Il Bagatto) becomes an artisan, probably a cobbler --- at least I think that is a cobbler's last on his table. He wears an apron, tying him not only to the practice of skilled trades, but also to Freemasonry.

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Name: Ancient Italian Tarot
Publisher: Lo Scarabeo
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 78


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