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Euterpe, plate eighteen from Apollo and the Muses

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  • A work made of engraving on paper.


c. 1465


Master of the E-Series Tarocchi
Italian, active c. 1465

About this artwork

This engraving comes from a set of 50 cryptic tarocchi (tarot) cards that neither tell fortunes nor constitute a modern deck of cards. Instead, these didactic flashcards illustrate the abstract forces affecting mankind. The sequence Apollo and the Muses includes Euterpe, the Muse of music, shown here with her attribute, the double flute. She was later known as the Muse of lyric poetry. The Muses were typically invoked at the beginning of an epic poem, as in Canto II of Dante’s Inferno: “O Muses, O lofty genius, aid me now!”


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Master of the E-Series Tarocchi


Euterpe, plate eighteen from Apollo and the Muses


Italy (Artist's nationality)




Engraving on paper


Plate: 17.9 × 10 cm (7 1/16 × 3 15/16 in.); Sheet: 18.4 × 10.5 cm (7 1/4 × 4 3/16 in.)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

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