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Join Date: 30 Apr 2003
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A dualistic feel to this card for me

The image brings fragments to my mind of the statue-like figures found in the middle ages of knights and royalty that had died, likenesses of them placed upon the coffins. There is a specific name for this depiction and coffin combination, but it escapes me at the moment.

I have hand-carved in wood two figures from the Tarot of Prague, the Queen of Cups and Strength. I had considered Temperance but decided against carving it because of its lack of color and quiet form, plus the strength of its background. As a carving it wouldn't have the visual appeal that I wanted, even though the image is taken from a dimensional figure.

My interest, at the moment, is the background for this figure --- I'd like to know more about it. Dave
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