5 Decks in the Ambras Collection


An inventory of the year 1855 presents the Ambras collection, between them also some playing card decks. Well known are the Hofämterspiel and the Ambras Jagdspiel. But there had been - according the inventory - 3 other decks, and astonishingly, two of the three appear as if they're totally unknown to us. Playing card research had forgotten about their existence (?).

One of these decks - rather small cards, 32 cards, suits are not mentioned - had motifs, which occasionally appear on Tarot cards and motifs with allegorical content, which might have been on Tarot cards. The description says ... that they're from 15th century.