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Jewish Execution reflected in Tarot


Finally, a word about the Tarot Hanged Man and the Jewish Execution. At least one Hanged Man image in Tarot was modeled after this so-called Jewish Execution iconographic tradition. The illustration accompanying Thomas Murner's 1515 poem and the image in Johan Stumpf's 1586 Swiss Chronicle (showing the execution of Ansteet), both shown above, derive from the same pictorial tradition. This sixteenth-century German style of Hanged Man figure is also reflected in the 1557 Tarot deck of Catelin Geoffroy.


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