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Music, plate 26 from Arts and Sciences

A work made of engraving, with brush and light yellow metallic wash, on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving, with brush and light yellow metallic wash, on ivory laid paper.

Date:

c. 1465

Artist:

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

About this artwork

The deck of fifty so-called Tarocchi are not tarots in the modern, fortune-telling sense, nor were they intended as playing cards. No cut-out impressions mounted for play are known, and they lack the suits and numbers of a regular deck. Instead, these delicately engraved didactic allegories are grouped in five numbered ranks describing the workings of the spheres of man, the muses, the liberal arts, the cosmos, and the heavens in order of increasing significance, and offer a didactic sequence to educate courtly youths or possibly university students, who could have used them as flashcards or a pamphlet.

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Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi

Title

Music, plate 26 from Arts and Sciences

Place

Italy (Artist's nationality)

Date

1460–1470

Medium

Engraving, with brush and light yellow metallic wash, on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

17.9 × 10 cm (7 1/16 × 3 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer Collection

Reference Number

1969.277

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