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Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

I mostly don't use the word "Tarot" in the context. I think, that it is correct to speak of that word, which contemporary persons in the 15th century used. If I speak of the Michelino deck, I usually say Michelino deck and not Michelino Tarot deck. Doesn't matter what you call the Marziano/Michelin...

Re: Fame riddle

The Fool certainly seems something of a Giant is some of the early painted decks --- Per Douglas Lackey and his research into the influences on Giotto's virtues/vices at the Scrovegni chapel, in this case the exterior reliefs on Notre Dame: Some of the virtues at Notre Dame are not easily identifie...

Re: A definitive Medici marker on the CVI page of swords?

Kate, I think the compass was too closely identified with Prudence in the mid-Quattrocento and the most prominent set of virtues in Florence - that of the Campanile and the Loggia dei Lanzi - shows Temperance holding the mixing vessels: http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/Images/ARTH213images...

Re: Visconti Ducal Crown

Louise I, Duke of Orleans was married to Valentino Visconti, daughter of the Duke of Milan -- ... Steve, Perfectly reasonable to assume this influence; see Lippincott here on imprese, especially pp. 61-63 for the French influence on Italy, of which this would be yet another example: http://www.kris...

Re: Giovanni dal Ponte (1385-c.1437) & the Rothschild cards

What is "too early" to be a tarocchi? ...There are considerations that suggests the 1428 marriage for the CY-type, if there was one (the banner on the tent, which could be Savoy, as the alternation of banners suggests among other things the union of two houses....Surely 1430 is not too early in Flo...

Re: Hare, Eitelberger, Leber Tarocchi, Cicognara, Turin deck

http://a-tarot.eu/p/2016/se-257.jpg http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1105&start=30#p18416 I'm not sure what you are looking for here Huck, and a dog chasing a hare is a common enough motif, but you might also consider Orion's Dog (Sirius / Canis Major) chasing Lepus, the hare cons...

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