El Gobbo

THE TAROT WHEEL

EL GOBBO - THE HUNCHBACK

The Hermit was originally placed after the Wheel of Fortune and personified Time. To start this page I show you a closeup of the corresponding card of the so called Charles VI deck where the Hermit is illustrated as an old hunchback who is holding an hourglass in his hand. This hourglass is a traditional attribute of Father Time. All surviving handpainted Trionfi decks represented time in a similar way:

 

to be continued

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