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Knave of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

Knave of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

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The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards is the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the 15th century. The figures appear to be based on Franco-Flemish models and seems to represent a lampoon of extravagant Burgundian court fashions. It is not known how the cards were played.

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1475 - 1479
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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