Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg

[Chariot] [Ace of Coins] The Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg is the work of Yury Shakov, a Russian artist known for his lacquer miniatures. Shakov was born on July 15, 1937 in Baku, Azerbaijan and died March 10, 1989. This deck was his last commissioned work. The paintings in the Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg were done to exact size in tempera. At times, Shakov had to use a magnifying glass and arm brace to steady his hand. Some fine details required a paintbrush of a single hair. The Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg combines traditional tarot themes with images from Russian history and culture. There is a separate companion book for this deck called Russian Tarot of St. Petersburg by tarot writer, Cynthia Giles (348 pages). Giles explores the background, interpretation and use of this deck.

Deck
Number of
Cards
Card
Size
Copyright Card Back Design
78

22 major
56 minor

2 3/4"
x
4 3/4"
1989 [back design]
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Companion Book
Title Author Size Number of
Pages
Copyright Cover
Russian
Tarot of
St. Petersburg
Cynthia
Giles
4 1/2"
x
7"
350 1996 [cover]
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Language of Card Titles: English

Style of Suit Cards (2-10): picture scenes

Also Included: instruction booklet, title card, artist dedication card

Major Arcana:
Fool, Magician, High Priestess, Empress, Emperor, Hierophant,
Lovers, Chariot, Strength, Hermit, Wheel of Fortune, Justice,
Hanged Man, Death, Temperance, Devil, Falling Tower, Star, Moon,
Sun, Judgment, World

Suit Names: Clubs (Wands), Cups, Swords, Coins (Pentacles)

Court Cards: King, Queen, Knight, Page

Links to Other Sites:
Review - Wicce website
Review - Taetia Zysshe website

SAMPLE CARD IMAGES:

[Page of Swords] [Two of Cups] [Ten of Clubs]

Reference - The Encyclopedia of Tarot: Volume 3 by Stuart Kaplan, pg 629-631

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