I was just studying the Vieville Lovers card for a similar discussion elsewhere on the web, and came to the same conclusion that JMD suggests. To me, it looks like a male figure officiating, and a man and woman in a ceremony, I assume marriage.jmd wrote:I personally do not think the Vieville shows two masculine disciples, but rather that the image is consistent with that of a wedding, in this case the 'celebrant' likely depicted on the right of the card, the groom in the centre (his tights show him to be masculine), and the bride on the left (her dress indicates this).
This does not prevent us seeing into the image some other interpretative possibilities - including that of discipleship, but frankly do not see this as likely intent.
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