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

Thanks for the reference. I've looked through all these Petrarch's Trionfi images. I notice that the manuscript illuminations are all by Italians, while the printed works are almost all by Germans. I thought an exception was the six prints associated with the name Bernardino Rizus de Novara, but the...

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

I see where I caused the confusion: I've been avoiding "tarot" since that is another country and another century, and saying "trionfi" instead, and sometimes I capitalized it wrongly (influenced I suppose by all the people who capitalize "Tarot" for no very good reason). I will say "tarot" or "taroc...

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

Thank you for your kind remarks; my gender is male -- I've had this problem all my life, it comes with the name. As to: One question, Sandy: why do you think the imagery of Petrarch's Trionfi is more 1410ish than 1440ish? And why 1410ish rather than late 1420ish, which seems well within the bounds o...

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

The VS star card (which if I recall is one of the replacement ones), is indeed quite similar to the Venus in Padua. When I look up that artist, Guariento di Arpo, on Google images, I find a Moon and Sun from that same church which are also evocative, and a collection of angels which seem very Trionf...

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

The astrological theories of the time certainly provide an interesting place to look for connections. Here, I only want to point out another work by the painter of the Triumph of Venus birth tray, a marriage chest, shown in a page of Christie's https://www.christies.com/features/A-collection-of-Tusc...

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

This is my first action on tarothistory.com, and having found a button labeled “reply” I clicked it, but perhaps I am replying to the wrong thing. What I am trying to reply to is this quote: Towards the middle of the fifteenth century, the trays showed a change in the cultural situation that departs...

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