Aug 24, 2006

Mars (from the Tarocchi, series A: Firmaments of the Universe, #45)

Mars (from the Tarocchi, series A: Firmaments of the Universe, #45)

before 1467

Part of a set. See all set records

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi

(Italian, 15th century)


Dudley P. Allen Fund 1924.432.45

Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I. 45a



This engraving is part of the Tarocchi group marked with the letter “A”, and named Firmaments of the Universe. This series comprises the seven planets from the classical astronomy (Moon, Mercury, Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) and the three celestial spheres that separate them from the Supreme Entity (Prima Causa) from which everything was originated.

Here, Marte (Mars) is personified as a full-length male figure, in frontal view, and seated on a chariot-like throne. Mars is armored and holds up a sword in his right hand. A wolf lays at his feet.

See also
PR - Engraving
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Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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