Re: The Chariot

#31
Sorry, I misunderstood ...

The Semper appears also in the 3 interlaced diamond rings at the Cosimo medal without additional attribute.



But Pietro de Medici ...

http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/c ... 00958&vT=1
Description of the birth picture of Lorenzo:
This one is decorated with the armorial device of Lorenzo the Magnificent's father, Piero de' Medici: a diamond ring with three ostrich feathers and a banderole with the motto SEMPER (forever).
So possibly these are the 3 ostrich feathers.

In a Florentine church in this time ...
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... the theme was realized in this way.
Huck
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Re: The Chariot

#35
This is on a different topic. Ms. palat. 1066, c. 1420, provides us with a specific mythological association to the Charioteer, which is also that governing the "Mantegna" Sun card. In palat. 1066, the horses of the sun are painted reddish and whitish, as in the single card from Ferrara (mid-15th century), the Catelin Geoffrey (1557), and the Noblet (c. 1650).
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The text relates, in connection with a different illumination of the solar chariot (see viewtopic.php?f=11&t=647), how Phaeton sought glory by guiding these horses, but fell from his chariot, landing in a river and dying. Similarly, in the tarot sequence, the charioteer is followed by the Wheel of Fortune, in which those who have ruled no longer rule (falling) and are without rule (at the bottom of the wheel).

However other drivers of the solar chariot obviously do better, since the sun usually follows its expected course.

In the Phaedrus myth, the Charioteer who is initially in the heavens is dragged to earth by his horses, a similar downward turn of the wheel, although less catastrophic.

There is an alchemical equivalent, which I adumbrate at viewtopic.php?f=11&t=647.

Re: The Chariot

#36
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I believe historically the Kings of Hearts in Playing cards has been Charlemangne.
He was a catholic and spread his faith throughout his Empire- He was also the first Holy Roman Emperor.
The above image is his shroud.
In Dante's Divine Comedy the spirit of Charlemagne appears to Dante in the Heaven of Mars among the other "warriors of the faith".
The Universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Phillpotts

Re: The Chariot ... it might be just decoration

#37
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Well known, I assume: The chariot of the Charles VI Tarocchi.

It might be just decoration .... but a little bit the decoration looks like 2 (or 3 ?) letters: F ? G

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But, if it is real, I don't know, who or what "F ? G" might mean.

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.... but here's a person, which would fit with some conditions:

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Federico I Gonzaga (June 25, 1441 – July 14, 1484) was marquess of Mantua from 1478 to 1484, as well as a condottiero.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federico_I ... _of_Mantua
In 1463 he married Margaret of Bavaria, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria and Anna, Duchess of Brunswick-Grubenhagen; and sister of John IV, Duke of Bavaria.
Possibly a Florentine present for a wedding ?

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http://www.condottieridiventura.it/inde ... o-gonzaga1
Federico Gonzaga
1462 Apr.
In visita a Milano. Si incontra con Galeazzo Maria Sforza.

1463 Feb.
A Milano in visita ufficiale con il padre Ludovico. E' accolto a Lodi da Filippo Maria Sforza, dall'erede al ducato Galeazzo Maria Sforza, da Gaspare da Vimercate, da Sacramoro Visconti. Il conte di Locarno Franchino Rusca gli fa avere in dono un cinghiale, due camosci, un capriolo, quattro lepri e quattro paia di pernici. In uno dei tanti incontri ufficiali gli è regalata una cavalcatura da Galeazzo Maria Sforza. A fine mese prende parte ad una festa di carnevale organizzata in onore dell'ambasciatore del re d'Ungheria e dell'ambasciatore napoletano Antonio Cicinello.

1463 July
Si sposa con Margherita di Wittelbach, figlia del duca Alberto di Baviera.
From a document we have another Florentine deck in Mantova mentioned in 1465 (an inventory).

There are some good reasons to date the deck between 1461-1465. Also we know, that the deck type occasionally was adapted to foreign interests and heraldic (Alessandro Sforza deck). And we know, that the Charles VI was not a single deck.
Huck
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Re: The Chariot

#38
Collect at a discussion about female charioteers ...

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=862&p=18185#p18185
mikeh wrote: For female charioteers, the PMB and CY are not alone. There is also the Issy and the minchiate. That the Issy's charioteer is surrounded by four female attendants, seems to me to say that she is the Quintessence. And when art presented nude females, as we see in the minchiate version, they were acceptable and honorable to view primarily if they represented the ideal, and even then preferably if they showed a modicum of modesty (as Venus often did not).
Yes, indeed, also the Minchiate, I forgot about it.

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http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks07/d05115/d05115.htm

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http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks07/d05113/d05113.htm

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http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/c ... id=3058908

... though the Rosenwald Tarocchi charioteer looks male

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The Ferrarese (?) chariot (Issy-de-moulineux)

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according ... http://www.3x7.org/en/2-the-chariots-journey/

The same webpage knows a similar Chariot of Faith by Finiguerra ...

Huck
http://trionfi.com

Re: The Chariot

#39
Collected at a discussion about female charioteers ...

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=862&p=18185#p18185
mikeh wrote: For female charioteers, the PMB and CY are not alone. There is also the Issy and the minchiate. That the Issy's charioteer is surrounded by four female attendants, seems to me to say that she is the Quintessence. And when art presented nude females, as we see in the minchiate version, they were acceptable and honorable to view primarily if they represented the ideal, and even then preferably if they showed a modicum of modesty (as Venus often did not).
Yes, indeed, also the Minchiate, I forgot about it.

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http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks07/d05115/d05115.htm

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http://a.trionfi.eu/WWPCM/decks07/d05113/d05113.htm

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http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/c ... id=3058908

... though the Rosenwald Tarocchi charioteer looks male

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The Ferrarese (?) chariot (Issy-de-moulineux)

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according ... http://www.3x7.org/en/2-the-chariots-journey/

The same webpage knows a similar Chariot of Faith by Finiguerra ...

Huck
http://trionfi.com

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