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We started e-mailing out a newsletter, which eventually was named the Tarocks Tribune. These newsletters were extensive from the beginning, so we decided to make them more accessibly by sharing them here. This is our first. To read them all, click on the Tribune category near the top of our blog page.
Greetings! We are happy and a little proud offering you the first newsletter from Tarocks.
First of all, we thank you for visiting our pages and signing up with us. We truly hope that you will enjoy the images and the descriptions of the decks shown on Tarocks.
The newsletters will be sent every two weeks and will include among other things such as eventual extraordinary findings and publications, alerts on new blogposts and/or enhancements of our collection as can be consulted in the index.
The Visconti Sforza Tarot deck is the oldest known Tarot deck. It was created around 1492 by Bonifacio Bembo, but it is likely that not all cards came from his hands due to his young age at the time. It is believed that some of the cards are made by the artist Antonio Cicognara. The occasion was a marriage between members of two Milanese families: Visconti and Sforza. It can be said that because of that event, the origins of the Tarot ‘game’ are Italian.
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