So-Called Mantegna "RE VIII"


From: Italy | Ferrara

Curatorial Section: Historic

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Object Title So-Called Mantegna "RE VIII"
Object Number 16582B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italian
Provenience Italy | Ferrara
Period 15th Century
Date Made ca. 1470
Section Historic
Materials Paper
Technique Engraving

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)

Height 17 cm
Width 10 cm
Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1893

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