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Engraving

Playing Card

Tarot Card

Object TitleSo-Called Mantegna "RE VIII"
Object Number:16582B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Italian
Provenience: Italy
Ferrara
Period: 15th Century
Date Made: ca. 1470
Early Date: 1450
Late Date: 1490
Section:Historic
Materials:Paper
Technique:Engraving
Height: 17 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1893

Description

Carte del Giuoco Comunemente detto del Mantegna - Tarot / Playing cards commonly called Mantegna. No longer Attributed to Andrea Mantegna. Not technically "Tarot / Tarocchi" Playing Cards, but frequently included with them. More rightly part of an educational deck depicting a "Humanistic Model of the Renaissance Cosmos."

King in Roman Emperor Style Garb by the master of the Master of the S-Series. Card has been trimmed to just around the frame, thereby removing the series, title and number (Traces of said just visible)

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