13. La Mort

Death from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)



  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 17
  • Tarot de Marseille: Trump XIII

Image Description

A thin Harlequin bears a large golden scythe overhead, riding a horse reared up on its hind legs. The Harlequin has long limbs and fingers and wears a mask with a round empty eye and striped red bristles haloing the top. His costume has black diamonds with pink, green, and white sections and he wears a large collar. The horse is gold with white legs and face and a round black eye. Red flourishes fill the air around and over the Harlequin and the horse.

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Mortality, death, passing, end, extinguishing, destruction, attack, murder, assassination, homicide, suicide, regicide, massacre, carnage, butchery, slaughter, occision, poison, deterioration, rot, corruption, putrefaction.


Nothingness, inertia, paralysis, paralyze, sleep, lethargy, somnambulism, evanescence, negation, null, not at all, annihilate.