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Re: Problems with positing the Papi in the ur-Tarot

The Rosenwald sheet as a transition to the “Papi”? I noticed something odd when looking at the Rosenwald sheet – the otherwise standard Angel/Judgement has what appears to be an abbreviated Visconti-Sforza impresa on the face of what should be a sepulcher from which the dead are rising – the "capit...

Re: The PMB Popess as Ecclesia

Agree that Bembo invented a Franciscan tertiary nun with papal crown for "Ecclesia" and that it did not exist before. This appears to be a circular argument. You want to prove she is Ecclesia ; you can't first assume Bembo intended to invent Ecclesia , and then use the card as proof that he succeed...

Re: The PMB Popess as Ecclesia

I've personally come to the conclusion that the PMB Papess is nothing other than 'Ecclesia' (in place of the theological virtue Faith, iconographically very similar), dressed in the Franciscan tertiary nun habit due to the popularity of that in Milan (e.g., some elites were actually buried in a Fra...

Re: Problems with positing the Papi in the ur-Tarot / BOLOGNA - SICILY

Tarocco Siciliano Mitelli (Bologna) / Tarocco Siciliano http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks03/d01865/d0186520.jpg http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks07/d05236/d0523619.jpg Mitelli is said to have worked his Tarocco version between 1660-65. https://rinascimentoitalianart.wordpress.com/tarocchi-mitelli-1660/...

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