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Re: The tarot from Bologna

Great topic Robert! Another aspect of the Bolognese tradition is that it is the earliest recorded divinatory system with a tarot, which is pure cartomancy and doesn't involve esotericism. They don't use the whole deck though. The deck in reduced form (ross??) is usually referred to as the "Tarocchi ...

Re: Bodet Deck, compare/contrast/discuss/have a look

I have taken it to be "fame alone", reminiscient of the phrase "per fama sol" (by fame/reputation alone). It occurs in a few 16th century poetic compositions that way.This one is from an Emblemata collection, talking about the vanity and fleetingness of life (and so seems appropriate for figure comi...

Re: Dick Sheet - Le Hermit

Thanks Ross. The point is as follows. 1+-Catelin has it. / TdP also. 2-Visconti has not 3-Tdm has it * So how consider a Milanese pattern instead here of a Ferrarese ? Just empirically, since the B/Eastern order has it, the latern is not necessarily a particularity of non-Italian packs. No one that...

Re: Dick Sheet - Le Hermit

I'm not sure what your point might be about the lantern. The French had it early - the earliest surviving French Tarot, Catelin Geoffrey (Lyon, 1557), shows it. Some people decided to see a hermit or monk in the image, instead of an allegory of Time. Wanderers like friars need a lantern if they are ...

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