Visconti-Sforza Pierpont Morgan Tarocchi Deck
Facsimile reproduction of 74 extant cards from the 15th century plus four cards recreated to replace cards missing from the initial deck.
Game Box | Italian | The Met
Game Box (open) ~ Italian ~ 14th century ~ Bone, wood, stain over wood core with paper and textile lining, metal mounts ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art ~ Bone and wood inlays embellish exterior of this wood box. The top is designed for backgammon or the game of tables, while the sides contain repeating lozenges with pinwheel patterns. The underside functions as a chessboard with stained bone squares, alternating green and natural bone color.
An easy contender for the most elegant deck of boutique playing cards currently available, Monarchs are housed in gold foil embossed navy blue boxes. Produced in 2012 by Theory11 and printed on Q1 grade paper by the USPCC, there is little question that Monarchs are fit for a King!
What’s the Sola Busca?
The Sola Busca Tarocchi was created about 1490 in Northern Italy, and is named for the family who owned the deck until 2009, when they sold it to the Italian government and it was placed in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan. There are two theories about the deck's creator: either he was an artist named Nicola who had connections to…