Design and Artwork
The Byzantine Tarot by Cilla Conway is a beautifully crafted tarot deck that delves into the art, lore, and courtly life of the Byzantine Empire. This deck features a splendid array of images that include emperors, empresses, court officials, saints, and sinners, all depicted in the distinctive artistic style characteristic of the Byzantine era. The detailed and vibrant illustrations draw the reader into the mystical and opulent world of ancient Byzantium.
Symbolism and Themes
Reflecting the complex iconography of the Byzantine Empire, the deck’s Minor suits are uniquely represented by Swords of Power, Staffs of Office, and Coins of Empire, echoing the elements central to the Byzantine court. The Major Arcana includes key figures and archetypes integral to daily life in the ancient kingdom, providing rich insights into the historical and cultural context of the time.
The Byzantine Tarot is not only a tool for divination but also a journey into a long-misunderstood historical era. Accompanied by a 160-page illustrated guidebook, this deck is suitable for both novices and experienced tarot readers interested in exploring new layers of wisdom and meaning derived from the fascinating Byzantine world.
About the Author
Cilla Conway, the creator of this deck, brings her extensive knowledge and artistic talent to recreate the enchanting world of Byzantium. Her dedication to accurately depicting this era’s art and culture makes The Byzantine Tarot a unique and valuable addition to the tarot genre.
- 78-card tarot deck inspired by the Byzantine Empire’s art and culture
- Unique representation of Minor and Major Arcana in Byzantine style
- 160-page guidebook providing detailed interpretations and historical context
- Ideal for tarot enthusiasts interested in historical and cultural exploration
- Created by Cilla Conway, an author known for her deep artistic insight