Nine of Cups Art and Meaning Moorish Playing Card Deck Fragment Deck
About the Deck
From an uncut sheet found in a museum in Barcelona. This deck provides an important link between the Mamluk deck pattern and the Mediterranean deck pattern, because it shares features of both; in general it looks fairly European, but the wands look like Polo Sticks and the Cups still look like Myriads, harking back to Ancient Chinese money-suited cards.
Spain, c. 1414.
According to Many Schools of Thought
Of good augury for military men.
Good news. Tidings. Letters. Visits
Victory, Advantage, Success, Triumph, Difficulties surmounted
Faults, Errors, Mistakes, Imperfections.
The wish card, good luck
beautiful wedding gifts; a rich dowry: golden ornaments; a necklace; a diamond right; a gold watch.