So-Called Mantegna "RE VIII"


From: Italy | Ferrara

Curatorial Section: Historic

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Object Title So-Called Mantegna "RE VIII"
Object Number 16582A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Italian
Provenience Italy | Ferrara
Period 15th Century
Date Made ca. 1465
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 Medieval Style Garb by the master of the Master of the E-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
Length 0 cm
Width 10 cm
Credit Line Gift of Francis C. Macauley, 1893

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