One of the earliest surviving Marseille-style tarot decks, the Dodal Marseille deck was created c. 1701-1715. It woodcut art is vivid and powerful. Some distinctive features in the icons bear noting: the angel in the Lovers card is blindfolded, illustrating the idea that love is blind; the maiden in the Star card is pregnant with child, hinting at the fertility of dreams; the female figure of Temperance is bare-breasted; and in the Sun card, one of the children is blind.
Noted French artist-scholar Jean-Claude Flornoy created and printed this restored edition of the deck; Flornoy spent decades researching and recreating the oldest Marseille decks (the Noblet, the Vieville, the Dodal and the Conver).
Flornoy’s decks are collector’s items. Comes with a 64 page booklet containing Flornoy’s historical and iconographical comments. Comes in a cardboard box.