EUGIM wrote:Thanks Ross.
The point is as follows.
1+-Catelin has it. / TdP also.
2-Visconti has not
3-Tarot de Marseille 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 I know argues that the Visconti Sforza *images* should be considered the direct forerunner of the standard Milanese pack of circa 1500, which most people (after Dummett) take to be the Cary Sheet. The Visconti Sforza designs don't seem to have been the model for a printed pack. There is nothing preventing a cross-fertilization of Ferrara and France. The word "tareaux/tarocho/i" occurs first in both places, nearly simultaneously - it should mean a popular kind of pack. One of them could have invented the lantern.
Obviously we can't see the Hermit on the Cary Sheet - we don't know what he was holding. There are enough differences between it and the Tarot de Marseille to make us cautious about guessing.