Medieval Scapini Tarot

[Popess] [10 of Pentacles] The cards of the Medieval Scapini Tarot recreate the Middle Ages of Europe with symbolism, costume and setting. The gold backgrounds of the court cards and the Major Arcana recall the great tarocchi of 15th century Italy, and many images on the cards are inspired by masterpieces of the Renaissance. The symbolism combines medieval icons with the esoteric traditions that became publicly known in the 18th century. Alchemical processes color the cards. Many clues - often humorous - to the meanings of the cards are half-hidden in the intricate pictures. Luigi Scapini, the creator of the Medieval Scapini Tarot, says, "I have always been interested in symbols, including them in my paintings. Many symbols that I 'invented' intuitively were affirmed by my discovery that they had been used by other artists long ago."

Number of Cards Size Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 3/4" x 5 1/8" 1985 [back design]

Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): Pictures

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card and artist biography card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, Popess, Empress, Emperor, Pope,
Lovers,Chariot, Force (card 11), Hermit,
Wheel of Fortune, Justice (card 8), Hanged Man, Death,
Temperance, Devil, Falling Tower, Star, Moon, Sun,
Judgment, World

Suit Names: Wands, Cups, Swords, Coins (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website


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