Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:Why can't I ask those three?
No matter... if the first one were answered, I'd have a pretty good idea of the other two.
I'd ask "What is the original story?"
The overarching story is salvation, but what about the detailed order, that made those particular choices necessary?
Here's another one - did it go from courtly to popular, or popular to courtly? I tend to think the former, but if so, I'd really like to know when and where the first person to make a popular deck, or the first person to make a luxury, deck, did it.
Without "who, when and where" it's hard to come up with a third question... I like your Popess question, so I'll ask "What exactly does (did originally) the Star card mean?" Does it have anything to do with the "Fire" card, or is it a complete change of topic?
Once you start asking about specific cards in a hypothetical original order and design, you could ask lots.
jmd wrote:On which model or models did Noblet base his deck?
There are too many indications in the deck that show that he based it on something earlier... but what/which/where?
From what kind of deck did the Sforza well 'World' card derive?
We all (or at least I presume all) assume that it comes from a deck very similar to a TdM-type deck... yet... I wonder, and would certainly like to see the full deck!
What is the relationship between the Cary Sheet and, on the one hand, the Visconti-type decks and, on the other, the TdM-type [I & II] (including the Besançon-type [I & II]) decks?
This would provide added historical meanderings of the tarot, including their ordering...
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