Tarot of the Master

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Title

Tarot of the Master
I Naibi di Giovanni Vacchetta
Tarocchi del Maestro
Meister-Tarot
Tarot del Maestro
Tarot du Maître

Subject

Vachetta
Historical

Description

78 cards plus a title card and an advertising card. Packaged with an instructional foldout, in a standard cardboard tuck box.

Cards are 12 cm tall x 6.5 cm wide.

Card stock is durable yet flexible, with a smooth matte finish.

Backs are non-reversible.

Part of the Tarocchi d'Arte series by Lo Scarabeo.

Strengh (La Forza) is 11 and Justice (La Guistisia) is 8.

Suits are Denari (coins), Spade (swords), Coppe (cups), and Bastoni (batons or wands).

Courts are Fante, Caval, Regina, and Re.

The card titles are part of the original border art, and are in Italian. In addition to the titles, keywords in five languages appear along the left-hand border of each card. These were added specifically for this edition, and were not part of the original I Naibi di Giovanni Vacchetta tarot.

Giovanni Vacchetta created the original art for this deck in 1893 in Turin. The colors -- complete with age spots -- for this 2002 edition were done by Michela Gaudenzi.

The majors and court cards are fully scenic. The minor arcana are beautifully and richly illustrated, and far more detailed than the minors of a TdM deck -- however, they do not feature people, and are not scenic.

The majors show some definite TdM influences, but this really isn't a TdM -- it's unique and, in my opinion, truly amazing and worth seeking out by any collector.



Creator

Vacchetta, Giovanni (original art)
Gaudenzi, Michela (coloring)

Publisher

Lo Scarabeo

Date

2002

Format

78 cards

Language

Italian
Multi-lingual

Type

Historical

Identifier

0-7387-0236-6

Citation

Vacchetta, Giovanni (original art) and Gaudenzi, Michela (coloring), “Tarot of the Master,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed May 25, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/47.

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