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TAROT OF THE MASTER - GIOVANNI VACCHETTA CARD DECK
TAROT OF THE MASTER - GIOVANNI VACCHETTA CARD DECK


 
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REPLICA OF 78 ENGRAVED CARDS FROM 1893.

This historically innovative 78 card deck, known by various names (I Naibi di Giovanni Vacchetta, Tarot of the Master, Tarocchi del Maestro), was originally published (in black & white) by Giovanni Vacchetta in Turin, Italy in 1893. This version uses Vacchettas original line drawings, which have been expertly colored by Michela Gaudenzi of the Italian card publishing company Lo Scarabeo. Her bright colorations include simulated 'age' spots in the parchment-colored card backgrounds, suggesting an antique quality.

Major Arcana show some nice varietal symbolism: Strength is a female figure, shown with both a Lion & pillar. The Devil is a stunning scene of an impish, snake-tailed devil inside the mouth of a much larger red monster. The Moon cards features a Roman Goddess Diana with her bow and hunting dog.
Traditional Italian suits are titled Bastoni (Batons), Coppe (Cups), Spade (Swords), and Denari (Coins); these Minors are not entirely scenic but not strictly pips, either. An interesting note about the Coins suit is that each coin is a profile of a Roman Emperor or Caesar. Giovanni Vacchetta has illustrated his signature into one card of each of the suits: the II Coppe (Two of Cups), the As di Denari (Ace of Disks/Pentacles), the II Di Bastoni (Two of Wands), and II Spade (the Two of Swords). Court cards, (Fante, Caval, Regina, Re) which have a great deal of personality, are shown in generally traditional arrangements, though Queens are mostly in standing positions.
2 5/8" x 4 3/4" x .011"

66 mm x 120 mm x .31 mm


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