I've been wondering recently if the Maltese cross on the Tarot de Marseille Pope's glove provides any indication of the tarot's origins, such as possibly the Knights Templar. Any ideas or information?
jmd said:Personally, I would like to read a really detailed study on possible links or symbolic correlations between the Knight Templars and Tarot imagery - but do not think that, in this case, the connection is as such.
For cross-reference, there is an earlier thread called Gloves on V the Pope/Hierophant, in which some information is also posted.
It may be worth noting that the cross that we now commonly refer to as the Maltese Cross was not solely associated with Malta.
Principally, the crosses on the gloves of the pontiff indicate stigmata.
I think it would help if you explained this. Thanks!jmd said:The relationship between stigmata and the proximity to Christ as represented by the Pope is another question that may be raised.