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(Italian, 15th century)
Dudley P. Allen Fund 1924.432.41
Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I. 41a
This engraving is part of the Tarocchi group marked with the letter “A”, and named Firmaments of the Universe. This series comprises the seven planets from the classical astronomy (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) and the three celestial spheres that separate them from the Supreme Entity (Prima Causa) from which everything was originated.
Here, Luna (Moon) is personified as a female figure steering a chariot drawn by two horses in the sky and above an imaginary landscape. With her right hand, she holds up a crescent moon.
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