Persian Miniatures playing cards, made in Hungary c.1990.
Miniature paintings add visual imagery to a literary plot by blending artistic and poetic languages, making it more enjoyable and easier to understand. In these attractive playing cards the 4 jacks are horsemen hunters. The queens appear with courtiers or lovers offering gifts. The kings are seated on daises beneath canopies and the four aces depict scenes of courtship and love. Overall this makes a delightful deck of cards!