Details of the Golden Tarot of the Renaissance
Also known as Estensi Tarot
Solandia's Summary: The Golden Tarot of the Renaissance is based on the fifteenth-century French deck, the Charles VI (also known as the Estensi) of which only 17 cards remain. Lo Scarabeo's full set of 78 cards have been created in attractive watercolours and finished with a gold leaf background.
Type: Tarot Deck Number of Cards: 78 Major Arcana: 22 Minor Arcana: 56
Card Size: 2.60 x 4.72 inches = 6.60cm x 12.00cm
Publisher: Published by Lo Scarabeo
Deck Tradition: Italian
Minor Arcana Style: Unique Scenes With Suit Symbols
Suits: Chalices, Swords, Wands, Pentacles
Court Cards: Knave, Knight, Queen, King
Major Titles: Fool, Magician, High Priestess,
Empress, Emperor, Hierophant, Lovers, Chariot, Strength,
Hermit, the Wheel, Justice, Hanged Man, Death, Temperance,
Devil, Tower, Stars, Moon, Sun, Judgment, World
The Fool is 0 Strength is 11 Justice is 8
Medieval & Renaissance
Other Decks by Creator(s):
Initiatory Tarot of the Golden Dawn,
Pictorial Key Tarot,
Tarot of the Angels,
Tarot of the Druids,
Universal Wirth Tarot,
by Giordano Berti.
Card Back: Reversible
Back Design: A kneeling male figure from one of the cards is reproduced twice in monochrome dark taupe with a narrow fleur-de-lis border
Companion Material: Little white booklet in English, Italia, German, Spanish, French.
Excerpt of the
Golden Tarot of the Renaissance review by Cerulean: It is always the proudest man
whom Love defeats and subjugates
No strong arm, no audacity,
no blade well-honed, no shield or mail,
no other poet can avail
for in the end, Love conquers all.
Matteo Maria Boiardo
Above, the courtly tarocchi poet of Ferarra was writing to his second chosen patron, Duke Ercole D'Este, with encouragement from courtly ladies that included the Duch... read more.
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