Aug 24, 2006

The Doge (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #7)

The Doge (from the Tarocchi, series E: Conditions of Man, #7)

before 1467

Part of a set. See all set records

Master of the E-Series Tarocchi

(Italian, 15th century)

Engraving hand-colored with gold

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1924.432.7

Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I.7a


Did you know?

The Doge was the titular head of government in Venice, and corresponded to the duke or the marquis in other parts of Italy. The Doge represented the potentate closest in power and position to a king. In the Tarocchi set the Doge is placed below the engraving displaying the King.


This engraving is part of the Tarocchi group marked with the letter “E,” and named Conditions of Man. This series outlines the social and hierarchical order of ten characters (Beggar, Servant, Artisan, Merchant, Gentleman, Knight, Doge King, Emperor, and Pope), starting from the lower grade and ending with the most important one.

Here, Doxe (The Doge) is shown as a full-length male figure, turned to the left. Clasped in a long cloak, the Doge wears his distinctive pointed hat, called zoggia.

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

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