Nefertari's Tarots

[Moon] [6 of Swords] Nefertari was the bride of Ramses II, a great pharoah of ancient Egypt. In this deck, artist Silvana Alasia combines Egyptian art, symbols, gods and hieroglyphic writing. The titles and background are a shiny gold foil to simulate the richness of this culture. (Unfortunately, this effect comes across as a dull green in these images.) Patches of color have been "rubbed off" to create an aged effect. At the top of each card is the number and name in four languages. At the bottom is the name in Italian. The minor arcana suit symbols are traditional except for ankhs instead of pentacles. Knights are riderless horses. The Tarots of the Sphynx is a less expensive, mirror-image reversal version of this deck minus the gold foil. Nefertari's Tarots is published by Lo Scarabeo of Italy and distributed by Llewellyn in the US.

Number of
Copyright Card Back Design
22 major/56 minor
2 5/8" x 4 3/4" 1998 [back design]
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Language of Card Titles: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): suit tokens with scenes

Also Included: instruction booklet (14 pages), title card, publisher card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Emperor, Empress, Hierophant, Lover
Chariot, Strength (card 11), Hermit, Wheel, Justice (card 8), Hanged Man,
Death, Temperance, Devil, Tower, Star, Moon, Sun, Judgement, World

Artist: Silvana Alasia
Other decks: Etruscan, Egyptian, Karma Oracle, Tarots of the Sphynx

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

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Knave (Page)

Links to Other Sites:
Review 1 - Wicce website
Review 2 - Wicce website


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