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Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Hi Phaeded, Yes, in magnified view, I see the cord, which is tethered to the triangular-, sail-, or harp-shaped figure depicted on Page 2 of the book. Further, this cord would seem to be attached at the other end to a star. The star appears to be eight-pointed--the same as the star depicted in Page ...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Greetings Phaeded, et al, Phaeded wrote: Considering that one of the compass arms, per your detail, is placed on one of the bands of the armillary-like sphere - either the celestial equator or ecliptic - wouldn't it be most likely that the latter as indicated and the other arm attempting to indicate...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Greetings, Mike: Thank you for your kind reply. The predella from Raphael’s Deposition/Baglioni Altarpiece (1507) readily comes to mind as making the most overt use of body language relevant our discussion. The predella consists of three panels illustrating the Theological Virtues. Faith (shown, her...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Greetings Huck, et al, In the CVI Pope trump, the Cardinal, left, holds his left hand over his right breast—a gesture, which by contemporary convention bespeaks the Theological Virtue, Faith. The Cardinal, right, holds his crossed hands over his lower body—a gesture associated with the Theological V...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Kate wrote Another remarkable feature of the CVI is the marked resemblance between the Hermit/Vecchio and the Emperor. The facial features of the two are the same, except that the Emperor presents his left profile to the viewer, whereas, the Hermit presents his right profile. The Hermit’s beard is ...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

I think the compass was too closely identified with Prudence in the mid-Quattrocento and the most prominent set of virtues in Florence - that of the Campanile and the Loggia dei Lanzi - shows Temperance holding the mixing vessels: http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/Images/ARTH213images/camp...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Huck: The CVI would seem to employ considerable economy insofar as depicting more than one theme in a given trump. Like you, I believe that the CVI incorporates the three Theological Virtues. Along these lines, a contemporary practice, which I believe merits consideration, paired the Theological and...

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