Lettere Ebraiche in 22 Arcani Tarocchi
Limited Edition, Hand-Crafted Deck & Box Set Signed & Numbered by Osvaldo Menegazzi

Lettere Ebraiche in 22 Arcani Tarocchi

For this deck project, master craftsman Osvaldo Menegazzi teamed up with his good friend, a Hebrew professor to create this beautiful meditation based on the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet as they relate to the Major Arcana trumps.

As many are aware, Court de Gebelin wrote an essay in the late 1700’s defining a correlation between the Tarot cards and the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and others of that era (such as Comte de Mellet) embellished on this theme and studied it further. Many contemporary Tarot scholars and artists continue to find fascination and inspiration linking these two systems which have many parallels and correlations. Osvaldo has painted a series of cards in Lettere Ebraiche which relate each Hebrew letter of the alphabet to a corresponding card in the Trumps.

A matching hand-crafted box adorned with cards from this deck along with a handwritten title, the shop's logo and Osvaldo's signature hot wax seal is also a gorgeous work of art. Each box is made by Osvaldo in his beautiful Milano shop 'il Meneghello', and is a one of a kind original. The box shown in the images is the smaller version of this set. The drawer slides out to reveal two compartments to store the deck.

As with all of these special handcrafted deck and box sets of late which are created by Osvaldo, each deck has a signed & numbered signature card in beautiful hand drawn calligraphy on specialty paper (and his hot wax seal). This beautiful deck has the artwork mounted on thick cardstock with a dark brown paper wrapping around to the front of the cards and folded down at each corner, giving it a wonderful antique look and feel. This very limited edition, hand-crafted collectable comes in two sizes (details below). This set became available in March of 2010.

A small set of Lettere Ebraiche in 22 Arcani Tarocchi is shown next to a large
Tarocchi Metaforici (left) and a small version of Futurismo "Numero 2" (right) so sizes and box styles can be compared.

A card from the smaller version of Lettere Ebraiche in 22 Arcani Tarocchi is shown next to a card from the large version of the Tarocchi Metaforici (below) so the card sizes from large and small sets can be compared. Artwork is glued onto thick cardstock with a brown paper wrapping around to the front and folded down at each corner, giving it a classy, old-world look and feel.

A small version of this deck & box set is shown below (box open). This particular set has a wooden 'door knob' handle and the drawer has two inner compartments to store the deck. Each box looks a bit different and is one of a kind. From this side of the box, Osvaldo's hand written deck set title can be seen (right). On the left, a card from the deck as well as the title card can be viewed in the two drawer compartments of the box.

Three versions:
Two come in handcrafted boxes while a third; more reasonably priced set, comes with large sized deck in decorated cardboard box (also a numbered, limited edition set - of 250).

1) Large Size Box: 8 in. tall x 5 inches wide, 20 cm x 12 cm.
Cards: approximately 6'' tall x 4'' wide - 15.25 cm x 10 cm.
Only 36 signed and numbered sets will be made.
Price: € 250. Euro

2) Small Size Box : 6'' tall x 3'' wide, 15.25 cm x 7.62 cm.
Cards: around 3 1/2" tall x 2 1/4'' wide - 8.9 cm x 5.75 cm
Only 36 signed and numbered sets will be made.
Price: € 160. Euro

3) Large Deck in Decorated Cardboard Box: 7" L x 4.5 inches W, 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm. Cards: 5 1/2" long x 4'' wide - 14 cm x 10.16 cm
250 numbered sets
The box has the il Meneghello hot wax seal
Price: €60. Euro

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