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Visconti Tarot

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Visconti Tarot

From: Cary Collection of Playing Cards

Call Number:
Creator: Bembo, Bonifacio, fl. 1447-1478, d. bef. 1482
Date: 1428-1447
Description:
Also known as the Cary-Yale pack
The unique addition of the Female Knight and Female Valet may be an indication that this pack was intended to be used by a female member of court.
Abstract:
Charity"" seats upon a dais with a tarnished bell or incense container held up in one hand, and a nursing, naked male child in the other hand. Below is an older male figure, possibly King Herod as the Vice of Disdain, crushed beneath Charity.
Physical Description:
1 card
col.
19 x 9 cm.
Caption:
Charity (Cups)
Rights:
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Visconti Tarot
Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2002932
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