Monster Tarot

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Monster Tarot book-style cover


Description: This is certainly one of the more unusual and playful decks offered by Hermatena. Viewing the actual sculptures on exhibit in the Tarot Museum is a treat. They are quite striking mounted on the side of a tall wooden bookcase with such menacing grins and spooky expressions. The cards themselves however often seem a bit blurry and the brown & orange coloring only adds to this rather muddy appearance. The creator of this wild assortment of monsters, is none other than the father of Morena Poltronieri and I imagine there is a funny story behind the making of this crazy art therapy project.

The cards are certainly unusual in style and also as a theme for a Tarot deck. They leer at us with bugged-out peepers and goofy mugs, defying us to embrace them as a diabolical concept. This set is recommended for Tarot collectors who fancy themselves fans of outlandish, bizarre decks. 200 numbered, signed copies were made available in 2007.


  • Number of Cards: 22 Major Arcana + Title Card, Numbered & Signed by Morena Poltronieri
  • Limited Edition of 200 Sets
  • Cards are on quality, textured cardstock, backs are blank
  • Card Size: 4 x 6 inches - 10.16 x 15.24 cm.
  • Text: No LWB Included
  • Packaging: Book-style cover, with title card and hot wax seal, and tied with twine


Negretto II


Clay Sculptures of Monsters

Date of Publication



Publisher's websites

Monster Tarot is available at Museo dei Tarocchi on this page:[2]

  • Museo dei Tarocchi Website [3]
  • A mini website created by Arnell Ando to showcase the Tarot Museum in Italy:[4]
  • Also, most Tarot decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi - Hermatena are listed on Tarotpedia.


  • See more sample cards and the clay sculpture exhibit here: [5]
  • To see the various decks published by Museo dei Tarocchi with details and card samples, go here: [6]

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