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(Italian, 15th century)
Engraving hand-colored with gold
Dudley P. Allen Fund 1924.432.9
Catalogue raisonné: Hind E.I.9a
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, Imperator (The Emperor) is shown as a full-length crowned male figure, turned to the left. The ruler is seated crossed-legged on his throne. He holds a globe in his right hand, while an eagle rests at his feet.
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