Egyptian Tarot

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Title

Egyptian Tarot

Subject

Egyptian mythology

Description

78 cards with 2 blank cards and a standard LWB. No title card. Packaged in a standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards measure 11.2 cm tall x 6.1 cm wide.

The card stock is very flexible, yet sturdy, with a smooth, mostly matte finish that makes the cards pleasant to handle.

The color of the card stock is a very soft tan or gold, reminiscent of parchment, with the art printed in a sort of sepia brown.

The card backs are fully reversible.

The majors have unique titles in keeping with the deck's theme. Justice has been titled "The Balance and the Sword" and is numbered VIII. Strength has been named "The Tamed Lion" and is numbered XI. 

The Fool, rather than being numbered 0, is numbered XXII.

Suits are Scepters, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. Courts are Slave, Warrior, Queen, and King.

The minors are mostly just pips, with arrangements of suit symbols; some of the minors are more illustrated than others, but none are what I would call scenic. 

In the LWB, Stuart L. Kaplan provides quite a bit of background information on this deck. The original illustrations first appeared in a book titled Practical Astrology by Comte C. Saint-Germain, published in Chicago in 1901. Multiple Egyptian-styled decks followed during the 20th century that were influenced by these illustrations, though they were not exact copies.

This deck is very nearly an exact reprint of the original card art from Comte C. Saint-Germain's 1901 book, modified in order to add the card titles at the bottom. 

As stated on the box, this deck was made in Switzerland by AGMuller and distributed exclusively in the United States by U.S. Games, Inc.

Though 1980 appears on the box and in the LWB, the cards themselves have a copyright of "1978 AGMuller" printed in very tiny text along the lower right border.

Creator

Saint-Germain, Comte C.

Publisher

AG Muller
AGM

Date

1980

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

Other

Identifier

ISBN 0-913866-94-6

Citation

Saint-Germain, Comte C. , “Egyptian Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed March 8, 2021, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/36.

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