I'd say they may or may not have a meaning, and that if they do, it's certainly in this case significantly less important than the image themselves.EUGIM wrote:Robert...
I want to be honest here or elsewhere .
1-Signs,details,numbers,words,places on a deck sequence,need to have an explanation,even if there are there or not.
TEMPERANCE figure has wings,so not Italians decks,I think that must be a reason.
What is clear, at least to me, is that these cardmakers made mistakes all the time. Halos disappear, hands disappear, things are added, things are lost; and most of the time it looks, at worst like sloppiness, and at best as "artistic liscense", to me at least. Rather than looking at a small sample, or one sample, and trying to read a "meaning" into it, I think it better to look at the group on as a whole to get a sense of "intended" meanings. Should I wonder why Dodal doesn't have a crossbeam on Le Pendu? Or should I take a look at the group and then realize that Dodal doesn't have a crossbeam because he added the title on top? I could make up a whole esoteric reason why the beam shouldn't be there and why Dodal secretly knew this, but it seems much less likely than the reasonable explanation that it is missing because he copied a sample that didn't have the title, and when he added the title, he lost the crossbar. I have yet to see any evidence to suggest that the cardmakers were conveying "hidden" or "secret" meanings with these details. I think it much more likely that they were not looking at these cards in that way at all. I realize this is an unpopular view with those who think the "Tarot" or particularly the Tarot de Marseille holds some secret teaching. No one has presented a compelling enough case to lead me to believe this. I think the mysteries lie rather in the Iconography and order. Why these images? Why 22? Why these orders? Rather than in codes and mysteries dealing with titles, numbers, or penises. ;)
I vote "a", or some other practical reason yet to occur to us.EUGIM wrote:2-So yes I think that about 7 de COUPEE unnumbered must be two reason:
a- I simple negligence
b- A hidden meaning