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Visconti A Tarot Deck Fragment

About the Deck

(aka Cary-Yale Tarot Deck or Visconti di Madrone Tarot Deck) One of the earliest Tarot Decks, the Cary Yale Visconti Deck is entirely gilded, with fine paintings upon it. Like the other Visconti decks, it features numerous heraldic devices. Unlike the other Visconti decks, it features a maid and a lady among the court cards.

Traditionally said to have been commissioned by Fillipo Maria Visconti for the 1441 marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza I.

Provenance

Italy, c. 1441.

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Enmity does not last.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

Gifts for a lady, influential protection for a man in search of help.

Reversed

Dealings with rogues.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

Friendship, Valour, Firmness, Courage

Reversed

False Friends, Treachery, Lies.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

your heart is set upon money; you will obtain it if you love one person exclusively.