Taro Agni Roerich
Tempera on card.
Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was a Russian painter who felt a strong spiritual connection to the idea of Shamballa. He was great traveller and a prolific artist, painting usually on card in tempera. There are a number of museums dedicated to his artwork, the best known being in New York. One can think of him as a Russian Symbolist. His work is figurative and often set against backgrounds of Himalayan mountain landscapes. This tarot is based on his paintings but these were not originally conceived of as tarot images. This is supplied in a strong box with a descriptive book (in Russian).