Daily Draw: Marziano Tarot ~ 6 of Turtledoves/Cups/Chaistity
Respect and admiration. Robert Place and Ross Caldwell.
I'm reminded by this card of the three base tarot deck types. Marseilles/TdM, Waite, Thoth.
I'm not sure where this deck falls because the minors have two courts and 10 pips.
Two of the suits begin with Ace, two begin with the tens.
There are sixteen majors, all mythic gods, four each dovoted to the four suits.
I've had many Marseilles/TdM decks over the years and all of the Robert Place decks. His decks are unusual, and deeply researched. I've read many Ross Caldwell scholarly thoughts on historical tarot decks; the basis of the art, the original use for gaming. His translation of the original Marziano document was the seed for this deck in particular, and he is in the process of writing companion book for this deck. The question remains...Is it Marseilles, or Oracle? Place has named it Tarot.
A link to images of the Marseilles styles.