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Re: The Sun

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MrhEOF19NBA/UowSIeR3UbI/AAAAAAAAE0Q/cPHXLsgvVPk/s1600/19GringRothsVieville2.jpg The later "Fate with distaff" sun trumps, shown above, may in fact derive from Guariento's proto-Children of the Planets scheme (more directly related to the ages of man) in the Padua planetary...

Re: Strength

Not sure why Ross's excellent article on this subject is missing in this thread, but the link: http://www.trionfi.com/0/i/r/11.html The key iconographic finding: http://www.trionfi.com/0/i/r/images/webforce.jpg http://www.trionfi.com/0/i/r/images/vsforcebw2.jpg The gist is that Ross has found an ill...

Re: Five - Nine - Seven

T he Queen of the Virtues presides : First, the ring of places around the Wheel is eight places, and there are only seven virtues. There needs to be an eighth, a presiding figure, as Apollo is added to the nine muses fill out a row of ten in the Tarocchi di Mantegna. This eighth figure added to the...

Re: Pratesi on birthtrays, cassoni, Petr. mss. & parades (now 2)

I would need to include a description of some kind to get the cards I wanted. So I think writer and recipient of this letter must have had a common familiarity with some game, either already called naibi di trionfi or it was a game such that "triumphs" was a good enough description to specify that ...

Re: Pratesi on birthtrays, cassoni, Petr. mss. & parades (now 2)

...as Ser Giusto Giusti did a decade earlier, simply saying "I want a trionfi deck" without any need to specify what that meant. "Naibi di trionfi" alone was enough, everyone knew what that meant, and this was 1440! The caveat to that statement is there is no earlier use of that term (it was a nove...

Re: Pratesi on birthtrays, cassoni, Petr. mss. & parades (now 2)

I freely admit the earlier versions of Diana at her bath (seen by Actaeon) and even the Venus exemplar are likely variations on courtly love and the medieval Garden of Love theme (not planetary Venus or the moon, in Diana's case), but the theories about the rules of attraction (see Dante, for instan...

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