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Margarete Petersen Study -Four of Coins - Order and Limits

Link to the card: Vier der Münzen

Interesting card... talk about a mise-en-abîme... we have a series of chinese boxes, -- in a sort of telescoping perspective drawing the eye deeper and deeper in.

At the opening is a snake coiled around itself three times, not exactly an ourobouros, (I don't see him biting his tail) and there is also, in the end a finite bottom: the final, smallest inward box, does not lead to another.

The telescoping boxes, if they were round, might give the suggestion of the human eye.

The traditional stability of this card, normally suggested by the square thus is given a new twist by the third dimension...

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