21. Le Roi de Baton

The King of Batons from Tarocchino Arlecchino.

About the Card

English Name(s)

The King of Batons or Wands


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 22
  • Petit Etteilla: King of Diamonds

Image Description

The King of Batons sits on the edge of a throne with his left foot forward, head inclined toward his left. His left hand rests on a shield that reads, “Arlecchino.” In his right hand he holds a massive baton topped by a pinecone. His mask is brown with fox-like narrow eyes and nose. His vest and pants are patterned with red, yellow, and green apples. His sleeves resemble pine bark. He has a leaf motif on his crown and socks, and the side of his gold throne is carved with oak leaves. The tops of his shoes feature a red diamond. He also wears a medallion with a red diamond.



Man of the country, country-dweller, rustic, villager, peasant, redneck, farmer, plough-man, grower, agriculture, cultivation, rural, honest man, conscience, integrity, probity.


Good and severe man, indulgent severity, leniency, indulgence, kindness, tolerance, condescension, “his bark is worse than his bite.”