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Ercole I d'Este Tarot Deck Fragment

About the Deck

One of the earliest extant Tarot Decks, this deck features heraldic emblems of Ercole I d'Este and his wife, Leonora of Aragon.

Provenance

Italy, c. 1473

According to Many Schools of Thought

Papus's Divinatory Meanings

Young dark man. An enemy. A spy.

A. E. Waite's Secondary Meanings

Upright

A soldier, man of arms, satellite, stipendiary; heroic action predicted for soldier.

Reversed

Dispute with an imbecile person; for a woman, struggle with a rival, who will be conquered.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers's Divinatory Meanings

Upright

A Soldier, a man whose profession is arms, Skilfulness, Capacity, Address, Promptitude

Reversed

A conceited fool, Ingenuousness, Simplicity.