LIMITED EDITION of 2078/2500 — TAROCCO DELLA CORONA FERREA GIUOCO STORICO DI FERDINANDO GUMPPENBERG, MILANO 1840 (THE HISTORICAL TAROT OF CORONA FERREA, CREATED BY FERDINANDO GUMPPPENBERG) — By Vito Arienti, 1979 — MINT CONDITION and Scarce Tarot Card Deck
A scarce and out-of-print, limited edition (of 2500) Tarocco Della Corona Ferrea historical tarot deck by Vito Arienti, in mint condition. This limited edition of 2500 from 1979 includes the tarot card box, descriptive card, protective slipcase and tarot cards. All have no wear and are in mint condition. The 78 cards are all present — they have not been used, and remain in their original card order. On the side of the slipcase is the edition number, 2078 and the total number of editions, 2500. Ferdinando Gumppenberg of Milan, a creator and illustrator of tarot cards during the 19th century, was responsible for this magnificent non-standard tarot which is inspired by the history of the Lombard Iron Crown or “Corona Ferrea" created in 1840. The Trumps depict historical scenes primarily of the political period known as the Holy Roman Empire from the 6th to 16th century. For example, in Trump II Teodolinda, widowed by her husband King Autari, chooses the young duke of Turin, Agilulfo, to be her next husband. In Trump XII Ludwig the Bavarian refuses the crown of Germany after Henry V's death in 1313. In Trump XVI we see Ludwig stricken with an apoplectic stroke while hunting. The court cards are named: the Queen of Hearts depicts Teodolinda, now married to Agilulfo.
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