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Tarot of Marseilles Convos Deck

(AG Muller Edition)

a traditional deck

Tarot of Marseilles Convos Deck - AG Muller Edition, $20.00

Don't forget the books for this tarot deck:

Jung & Tarot, An Archetypal Journey , by Sallie Nichols, Weiser, (advanced) $22.95
Tarot of the Bohemians, by Papus; Wilshire Book, (advanced) $10.00

Number of cards in deck: 78

Measurements: 2.75 x 4.72 inches, or 70 x 120 mm.

Back of card: Large gray triangles, with a large white center. May be inverted

Booklet included: Yes, 30 pages. Measurments: 2.72 x 4.75 inches, or 70 x 118 mm. English only.

Publisher: AG Muller. Printed in Belgium.

Comments: In 2004, this replaced the US Games version of the Marseilles Tarot. The new version is slightly wider, the colors are more muted, the back is entirely different. The term, Convos, is unexplained on the box, but see note below.

One of the classic decks. Typical of the early Tarot cards, fancy woodcuts are limited to the Major Arkana & face cards of the suits. The remaining numbered suit cards, while ornate, bear no symbolic pictures, so you will need to know what suits & numbers signify to read with this deck. And though this approach to the minor arkana suit cards is typical of an entire genera of decks, the Marseilles deck is more ornate than many others from the same era. Since we've been harping on the Magician card, take a look at this one. Clearly not a stand-in for Jesus, but be sure & note the hat: it's the lemniscate/figure 8 on its side/symbol of infinity. Just because the cards are old & look crude doesn't mean the artist was not a master of his subject.

January, 2005: Peter Cowen emails this note:

I have it directly from the artist who created the Convos Marseille that he coined the name "Convos" by combining the first part of the printer's name from the famous 1760 Tarot de Marseille, Nicolas Conver, with his initials CONV+O.S. (Otto Spalinger). Otto is a wonderful artist and designer, and this is a great deck.

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