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Plate 24: Geometria XXIIII, from E-Series Tarocchi Cards

Hovering above an imaginary landscape, a pregnant Geometry describes a square, triangle, and circle in the sky. The print belongs to the so-called E-Series Tarocchi Cards, a title that reflects an early misiden... more

Initiation Cards (Tsakalis)

Tsakali cards were used by itinerant teachers moving from one monastery to another in order to evoke Vajrayana Buddhist deities. When laid on the ground in the form of a mandala, as seen here, they functioned t... more

9 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

2 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

3 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Queen of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

10 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Knave of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

9 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

6 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

8 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

1 of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

4 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

5 of Horns, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Nooses, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

7 of Collars, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

King of Tethers, from The Cloisters Playing Cards

The Cloisters set of fifty-two cards constitutes the only known complete deck of illuminated ordinary playing cards (as opposed to tarot cards) from the fifteenth century. There are four suits, each consisting ... more

Tarocchi Cards

Anonymous, Italian, 15th to 16th century

Sheet of Playing Cards

Georg Schachomair (German, 16th century)

Soldiers Playing Cards, from the series Sixteen Peasant Subjects

Cornelis Bloemaert (Dutch, Utrecht 1603–?1684 Rome)

Players at Cards

Thomas Wijck (Dutch, Beverwijck, near Haarlem 1616?–1677 Haarlem)

Man Adjusting His Footwear, at Left Three Men Playing Cards

Thomas Wijck (Dutch, Beverwijck, near Haarlem 1616?–1677 Haarlem)

A Couple Playing Cards, with a Serving Woman

Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, Rotterdam 1629–1684 Amsterdam)

King of Hearts, from a Set of Piquet Cards

Claude Fayolle (French, Vaise (Rhône) ca. 1752–1826 Lyon)

Nine of Hearts, from a Set of Piquet Cards

Claude Fayolle (French, Vaise (Rhône) ca. 1752–1826 Lyon)

Queen of Clubs, from a Set of Piquet Cards

Claude Fayolle (French, Vaise (Rhône) ca. 1752–1826 Lyon)

Two Women and Three Men Playing Cards

Johann Eleazar Zeissig, called Schenau (German, Grossschönau (Gross-Schönau) 1737–1806 Dresden)

Seven of Diamonds, from a Set of Piquet Cards

Claude Fayolle (French, Vaise (Rhône) ca. 1752–1826 Lyon)

Court Woman at her Desk with Poem Cards

Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820) Edo period (1615–1868)

Replacements in the Parisian Guard Playing Cards

baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris)

Replacements in the Parisian Guard Playing Cards in 1795

baron Dominique Vivant Denon (French, Givry 1747–1825 Paris)

[To Margaret ]

Card is a intricately designed lace paper valentine made to resemble a garden, fountain, trees, peacock, a mandolin player, and a young damsel with her attendant standing in a doorway in the background; inside ... more

Books and Cards

This limited-edition New Year's greeting card (surimono) has a playful, symbolic-laden composition. The image shows a set of woodblock-printed books, the Kogessho, which is an annotated edition of the Tale of G... more