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Re: The Hanged Man

Greetings, I read recently (albeit I cannot attest to the veracity of the source) that the practice of utilizing “shame paintings” for financial crimes/debts had fallen into disuse by the time Trionfi cards were introduced to Italy. Can anyone tell me if research supports this contention? And if thi...

Re: Decker's new book

Greetings, Phaeded: I hope you enjoyed your stay in Italy. A few weeks is always too short though, isn’t it? I also apologize for the delay in my response. My schedule does not always allow me to keep up with my correspondence as much as I would like. Kate wrote: In truth, I’m more inclined to belie...

Re: Decker's new book

Greetings, I still place the CVI hanged man in the context of that deck being produced as one of the numerous species of Medicean propaganda in response to the papacy-involved Pazzi conspiracy. As the financial supporters of not just the anti-pope John XII . . . but ‘regular’ popes such as Eugene VI...

Re: Decker's new book

Dear Phaeded, Thank you for your very thoughtful response. I apologize for the delay in my own. It’s been a tough week. Moreover, I have not had the opportunity to fully consider both of your posts, and I am just dog-tired. Thus, please consider this a partial response. Ultimately what is of the mos...

Re: Decker's new book

Hi Mike, Appealing to my vanity, huh? You devil . . . I am not sure which vase is the one you posted. If it is a famous one in the British Museum, dated 1465-92, due to the arms of either Piero or his son Lorenzo, then Thornton has this interesting, although to me confusing, thing to say: “The use o...

Re: Decker's new book

Hi Huck, In truth, I couldn’t say. I’ve never had occasion to take an interest in Medici heraldry before now. Thus, I was forced to rely on the net. It was my impression that Lorenzo used the seven-palli model until his death and that the change to six palli was a 16th Century innovation. However, l...

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