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Re: The Hermit

The author of the virtues-picture is Francesco Pesellino (ca. 1450, so somehow close to the of the earliest Florentine Trionfi decks). Perhaps you find with the name a hint for the presented heroes of the virtues. You can think, what you want with this figure. Prudentia, World, Fama. The idea, that ...

Re: The Hermit

Only rarely Fame is dressed with the polygonal halo. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Triumph_of_Fame http://www.tarot.org.il/Minchiate/Minchiate18.jpg Virtues in contrast have it very often. And when there are 3 cardinal virtues at one place with the specific halo, one should be sure, th...

Re: The Hermit

For the year 1444 we have the report from Florence, that 2 persons were accused and punished for playing with Trionfi cards. http://naibi.net/A/424-GIGLIO444-Z.pdf https://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=245161 For the year 1450 and December we have the declaration in Florence, that the Trionfi ...

Re: The Hermit

I wrote: "The missing Prudentia in Tarot disguised possibly more as Fame or World and with that as the highest trump." Firecatpickles wrote: "Why would we have Prudence (with a mirror), Fame and World, and Time in the Minchiate, though, if this were true?" Hm ... how would you describe the following...

Re: The Hermit

https://www.tarotforum.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=47047&stc=1&d=1292964914 The polygonal halo was often used for the presentation of virtues, especially in Florence .... Cards of the Charles VI Tarot https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/12/Force_tarot_charles6.jpg Virtue Force http...

Re: The Hermit

Prudentia had occasionally 2 or 3 faces. This doesn't mean, that Father Time became her second face generally, I would think. Actually the typus with 2 or 3 faces is rare. More often appears the attribute "mirror", which also generates a second face. Or the viper or dragon, which then was the second...

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