Luna (from the Tarocchi, series A: Firmaments of the Universe, #41)

Luna (from the Tarocchi, series A: Firmaments of the Universe, #41)

before 1467

Part of a set. See all set records

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi

(Italian, 15th century)

Engraving

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1924.432.41

Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I. 41a

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Engraving
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print
Medium: 
Engraving
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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