Mantegna Tarot: Tarot Cards with Silver Decoration, Instructions (Paperback)
Although this breathtakingly beautiful deck is not a standard tarot deck, there is no doubt of its ability to inspire and guide. These silver-gilded cards reflect all the delicacy and intricate beauty of the medieval cosmology that it depicts. Departing from the traditional division into Major and Minor Arcana, these cards are divided in five groups of ten cards each. Paralleling the medieval world view, the groupings represent: social stations of mankind, the nine Muses plus Apollo, the Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Cardinal Virtues, and the Heavenly Spheres. Because this view of life may be unfamiliar to those of us in the 21st century, the twenty-five teaching cards provide interpretations to the perhaps unknown Terpsichore, Polymnia, and Melpomene. As the light dances on the silver foil, let the Virtues direct you, the Liberal Guides guide you, and the Muses inspire you.
The companion booklets for most Lo Scarabeo decks are in five languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, and German.
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Lo Scarabeo's Tarot decks have been acclaimed all over the world for originality and quality. With the best Italian and international artists, each Lo Scarabeo deck is an exceptional artistic value. Commited to developing innovative new decks while preserving the rich tradition of Tarot, Lo Scarabeo continues to be a favorite among collectors and readers. Llewellyn is the exclusive distributor of Lo Scarabeo products in North America.