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Minchiate Tarot

The Minchiate Tarot is a re-illustration of the 16th century tarot-like deck, the Ancient Minchiate. Brian Williams has given a more modern style to the medieval scenes in its 97 cards (there are extras for astrological signs, virtues and the elements).

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Created by Brian Williams
Tarot Deck - 97 Cards - Inner Traditions 1999


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Card Images from the Minchiate Tarot


minaqua minearth minfame min2coin minpstave minqcup


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Minchiate Tarot review by Bonnie Cehovet

As always with Brian Williams work - I was transported into a totally "other" world by the Minchiate Tarot. The "triple threat" that this gentleman poses - author, illustrator, Renaissance historian, shines through in both the deck and the accompanying book. The wisdom that he carries shows itself in a clear but gentle manner. Ones feels as if they are sitting with a group of friends, of an evening, sharing drinks and thoughts and wandering into brave new worlds.

In the Minchiate Tarot Brian returns to the world of the Italian Renaissance. When most of us think of the Renaissance in relation to the Tarot, we think of Marseilles, and the Tarot de Marseille. Florence produced its own version, a highly elaborate deck called the Minchiate of Florence. It included what we n...

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More About These Cards


Name: Minchiate Tarot
Creators: Brian Williams
Publisher: Inner Traditions 1999
Deck Type: Tarot Deck
Cards: 97
Deck Tradition: Minchiate
Suits: Cups, Coins, Staves, Swords
Court Cards: Page/Handmaid, Knight, Queen, King
Strength is 7
Justice is 8

Card Size: 3.00 x 5.00 in. = 7.62cm x 12.70cm
Card Language: English
Card Back: Unknown


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