Eight of Cups 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
Jealousy and trouble.
Marriage with a fair woman.
Honours. Approbation. Jealousy. Misery.
A fair Girl, Friendship, Attachment, Tenderness
Gaiety, Feasting, Joy, Pleasure.
Thoughts of marriage, affections of a fair person
parents and children live together in unity and love; the parents will receive birth-day gifts from their children.