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Oh...one more kudos...


The use of the womanly being pulled by swans actually does have a wonderful allegorical reference to Venus being pulled by swans in the Ferarra Hall of Months in the following allegory of April:

http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/c/cos...ril/index.html

And Mars is actually kneeling before her.

The only other tarot that I know of that uses a similar detail is the Citta Ferrara by Amerigo Folchi

http://www.tarotpassages.com/images/FerraraChar.jpg

I'm delighted that there are elements of the medieval intermixed with stunning original variations...it really makes the deck allegories sing for me.

Cheers!

Mari Hoshizaki
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