Design and Artwork
The “Visconti Tarot Mini” by Lo Scarabeo is a miniaturized version of the renowned Visconti Tarot, featuring exquisite Renaissance art commissioned in the 15th century. The deck is a visual spectacle, boasting gold foil embellishments on premium black-core cardstock. Its artwork, attributed to Bonifacio Bembo, captures the grandeur of the original deck commissioned by the Duke of Milan.
Historical Significance and Themes
This deck reflects the opulence and artistic richness of the Renaissance era. While the Major Arcana cards are adorned with detailed, symbolic imagery, the Minor Arcana cards, resembling a modern Italian-suited deck, are noted for their decorative style yet lack illustrative cues.
Usage and Experience
Collectors and tarot enthusiasts appreciate this deck for its historical significance, artistic value, and compact size, which suits those with smaller hands. The high-quality, flexible cards are easy to shuffle. However, some users note discrepancies like the labeling of the coin suit as “pentacles” and find the card titles slightly distracting.
About the Author
Lo Scarabeo is acclaimed globally for its original and high-quality tarot decks. Known for blending innovation with tradition, Lo Scarabeo’s decks are highly valued by collectors and tarot readers for their artistic and historical significance.
- Miniaturized version of the historic Visconti Tarot
- Exquisite Renaissance art with gold foil embellishments
- Printed on premium black-core cardstock for durability
- Ideal for collectors, historians, and those with an appreciation for Renaissance art
- Perfect for those preferring compact decks for ease of handling and shuffling