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The King (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #8)

The King (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #8)

before 1467
Location: not on view

Description

This engraving is part of the Tarocchi group marked with the letter “E,” and named Conditions of Man. This series outlines the social and hierarchical order of ten characters (Beggar, Servant, Artisan, Merchant, Gentleman, Knight, Doge King, Emperor, and Pope), starting from the lower grade and ending with the most important one.

Here, Re (The King) is shown as a full-length crowned male figure, facing front. The ruler is seated on his throne, and holds a scepter with his right hand.
  • CMA 1996: Sets and Series: Five Centuries of Master Prints, February 20-May 5, 1996, no cat.
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1924.432.8