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Re: Tarocchi goes west

STAR postscript I meant to include in the discussion of the nude woman emptying two jugs, the minchiate Aquarius card, also emptying two jugs. Ross beat me to it. MinchNoblet.PNG I don't draw any conclusion from this similarity, but there are some other similarities between minchiate cards and Nobl...

Re: Tarocchi goes west

The Noblet STAR card. For Star, Noblet has a naked woman pouring from two jugs: what does this mean, and where did the idea come from? An image for a Star or Moon card is often conveying the idea of night, and night applies to both Star and Moon. For example, the astronomer or astronomers, good ima...

Tarocchi goes west

The near-twins of Paris, Viéville and Noblet, and the five lost trumps [ This continues "Catelin Geofroy and the C order" but since it is not primarily about order I thought I should start a new thread. ] After Geofroy in Lyon, in 1557, the story of tarot in France shifts to Paris for 150 years; th...

Re: Uncut sheet from Toulouse

In the article, there are two kinds of sheets of face cards; one (which I would certainly take to be newer) has names at the bottom, in French. Here is one card from the older block: Page of coins.PNG and here one from the newer: king of swords RH590.png I am not clear on the distinction between Spa...

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