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Re: Sola-Busca riddles

We discussed before here another illustration of a comet involving Mathias Corvinus: http://www.britishmuseum.org/collectionimages/AN00048/AN00048601_001_l.jpg Steve (or anyone), I'm unclear on the iconography and meaning of this engraving, but nonetheless have a proposal. The emperor is Frederick ...

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

Is the compasses’ upper arm resting at (1) the intersection between the solar path (ecliptic) and lunar path . . . https://dakinisbliss.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/nodal-axis.jpeg . . . or (2) the intersection between the celestial equator and ecliptic? Kate, There are E-W horizontal bands, probabl...

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

I mostly don't use the word "Tarot" in the context. I think, that it is correct to speak of that word, which contemporary persons in the 15th century used. If I speak of the Michelino deck, I usually say Michelino deck and not Michelino Tarot deck. Doesn't matter what you call the Marziano/Michelin...

Re: Fame riddle

The Fool certainly seems something of a Giant is some of the early painted decks --- Per Douglas Lackey and his research into the influences on Giotto's virtues/vices at the Scrovegni chapel, in this case the exterior reliefs on Notre Dame: Some of the virtues at Notre Dame are not easily identifie...

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

Kate, 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...

Re: Visconti Ducal Crown

Louise I, Duke of Orleans was married to Valentino Visconti, daughter of the Duke of Milan -- ... Steve, Perfectly reasonable to assume this influence; see Lippincott here on imprese, especially pp. 61-63 for the French influence on Italy, of which this would be yet another example: http://www.kris...

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