Two of Batons Art and Meaning Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.
Spain, c. 1414.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Opposition to the beginning of an enterprise.
A young lady may expect trivial disappointments.
Riches, Fortune, Opulence, Magnificence, Grandeur
Surprise, Astonishment, Event, Extraordinary Occurrence.
if to-morrow morning, about seven o'clock some one inquires of you concerning any thing whatever, give no answer, and you will escape a great vexation.