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Re: Decker's new book

... of tail can be determined by a visual inspection of the CVI Hanged Man trump alone. I do not preclude the possibility that the tail is that of an ostrich feather. secondly, Fortune is treated in a different card elsewhere, Could you expand on this? If referring to the presence of Clotho in the ...

Re: Decker's new book

... the feathers (p. 129; some of this has been quoted by Ross): The diamond ring with feathers may suggest that the bearer is eternally just, since ostrich feathers (believed all to be the same length) symbolized Justice 30; on the other hand, the feathers used by the Medici may be those lost by ...

Re: Decker's new book

... History of a Christian Story, where he refers to the Magi as a ‘legitimizing icon’ as appropriated by the Medici (1987: 90) . . . Back to the red ostrich feather on the CVI hanged man – I do believe its primary meaning is an antitype to Charity, particularly as associated with the Church/Papacy. ...

Collection: "3 Magi" and "3 theological virtues"

... tomb in the Florentine baptistery, but Lorenzo’s father Piero had also adapted those virtues as his own via an imprese that featured them as three ostrich feathers, each in the color of the virtues. These were in fact painted on the reverse of Lorenzo’s birth tray which he displayed in his private ...

Re: Decker's new book

The most important fact being lost here is the appropriation of Florence's Magi tradition by the Medici ; the red ostrich feather on the hanged man is a relatively minor point and merely another data point pointing towards the CVI deck as Florentine/Medicean. Pivotal to identifying ...

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