Italian renaissance woodcut playing cards

Block T2

All preserved fragments are coloured, and come from at least four different imprints.

Note that although it is well-preserved, the cavallo di bastoni (knight of batons) has no recognisable suit symbol, and is firmly identified only by a process of elimination (as the three other knights are accounted for).

SR CR DR BR SF
CF SC CC DC BC
[VII] XV X XIII XIIII
IIII V II III [M]
Budapest 5044
Budapest 5062
Metropolitan 31.54.159
Metropolitan 26.101.4
Budapest 5063, 46781 and 46782


5044 is a composite of 4 overlapping fragments from different imprints. The top strip could possibly be from the same imprint as the main sheet, but the strip between them mathces neither. Fragment 46781 forms the original bottom strip of the main sheet, but has been replaced by a larger and better fragment in the composite.