Bruegel Tarot

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Title

Bruegel Tarot

Subject

Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Fine art

Description

78 cards + a title card and advertising card + an LWB in a standard cardboard tuck box.

The cards measure 12 cm tall x 6.6 cm wide. The card stock is very flexible, with a smooth, mostly matte finish. This deck could easily be riffle-shuffled without damage.

The card backs are reversible.

Justice is VIII and Strength is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

The suits are Wands, Chalices, Pentacles, and Swords. The court cards are Knave, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are scenic, and are meant to mimic Bruegel's art style and subject matter. As such, they don't align neatly with any major tarot tradition. (I can see a hint of the RWS in a handful of cards, but that's all.)

According to the LWB, each major arcana card is aligned with a popular saying or Biblical allegory, while the minor arcana suits are each aligned with a season. Swords = Spring, Wands = Summer, Pentacles = Autumn, and Chalices = Winter.

Despite this not being a particularly easy deck to read with, it is one of my all-time favorites from Lo Scarabeo. The art is simply amazing.

Creator

Marchesi, Guido Zibordi

Publisher

Lo Scarabeo

Date

© 2003

Format

78 cards

Language

Multilingual

Type

Other / Mixed

Identifier

ISBN 9780738704463

Citation

Marchesi, Guido Zibordi, “Bruegel Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed May 25, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/372.

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