Later Sicilian Tarot pattern,
IPCS P.S. n.13 (IPT-2.1).
“LA FORTUNA”, Palermo?
Latin suits; “Portuguese” type,
Sicilian variant; full figure.
Ca. 1855 (museum’s dating 1820 ca.).
On the 8 of Cups, hardly readable.
Hand-colored xylography with red, green,
blue, yellow and pink (for the skin) template.
Turned over; corners not rounded; double linear frame
with diamond-shaped decorations; on the inside, a female
figure balanced on a small wheel holds a cartouche with
the writing “LA FORTUNA”.
Number of cards:
The only unique feature of this deck compared to the defining
characteristics of the new modern pattern, the Trionfo 2-The Empress
has a mustache. Common characteristics of the pattern: Arabic numbers,
Trionfo 20-Jupiter without writing and without any other character
to his side, 9-Chariot represented frontally and not sideways,
4-Constance without writing on the cartouche on the top, the lowest
not numbered Trionfo now presents the writing “Misery” and not “Poverty”.
Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum, Leinfelden.