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pre-Gébelin Tarot History: The First Tarot Aficionado

From a set of playing cards, ca. 1470–1485, South Netherlandish -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the 15th century. There are four suits, each consisting of a king, a queen, a knave, and ten pip cards. The suit symbols, based on equipment associated with the hunt, are hunting horns, dog collars, hound tethers, and game nooses. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.

From a set of playing cards, ca. South Netherlands -- The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards from the century. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models.

Queen of Pentacles - Visconti SforzaTarot- one of the earliest tarot decks, from Italy, 1450s

Queen of Pentacles - Visconti Tarot 1450 The Visconti-Sforza tarot deck is a Tarot deck and one of the oldest known to exist. It had a significant impact on the visual composition, card numbering and interpretation of modern decks.

German fashion in the XV. century. Medieval Clothing. Burgundian costumes. Court of the Duchy of Burgundy

German fashion in the XV. Court of the Duchy of Burgundy Top left, middle costume. Want to do it in brown velvet.

Alchemy: Jupiter. De Sphaera Biblioteca Estense Universitaria (Modena, Italy), 15th century. An #Alchemy artwork.

Planet Jupiter (Pisces) influences the activities of merchants. From the De Sphaera manuscript,which is today considered as the most beautifully decorated astrology book of the Renaissance.

The Moon, Broeder Gheraerts Naturkunde, Utrecht, 15th century. Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod. Guelf. 18.2 Aug. 4°, fol. 123r

This kinda freaks me out but it's also so interesting! The Moon, Broeder Gheraerts Naturkunde, Utrecht century (Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Cod.

Death card from the Visconti Tarot, one of the oldest known to exist. This is a triple love for me: I am oddly enamored of the Viscontis anyway, I love Tarot, and this Tarot in particular may well have originated in Petrarch's Trionfi... #tarot #visconti #medieval

"Death" card from the Visconti Tarot deck, 1455 The Visconti-Sforza tarot deck is a century Tarot deck and one of the oldest known to exist.

Alchemy: Venus. De Sphaera Biblioteca Estense Universitaria (Modena, Italy), 15th century. An #Alchemy artwork.

Scene With Venus From the Fifteenth Century Lombard Manuscript De Sphaera

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