31. Le Roi de Coupe

The King of Cups from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The King of Cups


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 36
  • Petit Etteilla: King of Hearts

Image Description

The King of Cups rests a white-gloved finger on the hexagonal rim of a large goblet whose base he cradles in his right hand. He sits on a throne with his right foot raised on a pedestal. His head is inclined to his left, and a cup is in the air on either side of his face. He wears a black mask and a crown with a closed blue dome and pink stars around its band. Over a dress with pink, red, white, and green diamonds, he wears a wide-sleeved robe decorated with crescent moons and stars. His collar and gloves are lacy and his slippers feature a curly heart design.



Blond man, probity, equity, integrity, principles, scientist, artist.


Man of position, man of a high rank, dishonest man, scam, roguery, extortion, pillage, theft, brigand, rascal, corruption, waste, profligacy, squandering.