Ancient Italian Tarot 5/5 (2)


This deck marks the coming of age of Tarot in Italy. The classic design of the Marseilles decks, reinvented by an anonymous artist, exemplifies 19th-century Italian art: detailed, symbolic, and richly colored in vibrant greens, muted reds, and vivid golds.

This beautiful and inspiring late 19th century tarot set was produced by an anonymous artist and published in Serravalle-Sesia, Italy in 1880. The publisher is believed to be Fratelli Avondo. The designs are inspired by an earlier pack created in 1835 by the Lombard engraver Carlo Dellarocca. The cards have fine detail with plenty of old world charm, and the colouring, costumes and backgrounds are all richly detailed, which makes them very attractive for card readers. The numbers on the Trump cards are shown in all four corners, with the lower right numbers upside-down to aid in interpreting reversals.

Deck Creators: Anonymous (Creator Unknown)  

Publisher: Lo Scarabeo  

Publishing Date: 2000

Deck Theme: Ancient and Archetypes

Art Movement: Italian Renaissance

Art Technique: Color and Engraving

Deck Status: In Print and Mass Production




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