Italian renaissance woodcut playing cards

Block C1

The preserved fragments are all at least partially coloured, and come from at least five imprints.

The two damaged cavallo (knight) cards in the lower corners are only indirectly identified. The left one is fairly well-preserved, but does not contain any recognisable suit symbol. However, it is identical to one of the knights in the tarot deck, where it is identified as the cavallo di bastoni (knight of batons) by a process of elimination.

The same method identifies the card in the right-hand corner as cavallo di coppe (knight of cups). Though the greater part of the area of this card is preserved when the various fragments are joined, the impressions are faint and partially blotted out. However, it is still possible to make out that the design is identical to the mirror image of yet another knight with uncertain suit attribution, one of two in the reversed deck which must be of cups and batons respectively.

S5 S7 S9 B9 B8 B7
B6 B5 B4 B3 B2 BA
DC BF DF CF SF SC
BC DR CR BR SR CC
Budapest 5050
Budapest 5052 and 46777

Budapest 5051and 46775

Budapest 5054
Budapest 46774 and 46776