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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

Duration of hatred.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

An ecclesiastic, a priest; generally, a card of bad omen.

Reversed

Good ground for suspicion against a doubtful person.

Mme. Le Normand's Divinatory Meanings

Successful voyages. Commercial enterprises. Faithfulness. Illusions. Flirtations.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

An Ecclesiastic, a Priest, Conscience. Probity, Good Faith, Integrity

Reversed

Wise distrust, Suspicion, Fear, Doubt, Shady character.

P.R.S. Foli's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A bad omen, news of failure or death

Reversed

loss of one near and dear by death.

Mme. Le Marchand's Divinatory Meanings

temptation to infidelity; the temptation is withstood.