41. Le Roi d’Epee

The King of Swords from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The King of Swords


  • Grand Etteilla: Card Number 50
  • Petit Etteilla: King of Spades

Image Description

The King of Swords sits on the edge of a throne with his left foot forward, head inclined toward his left. His left hand rests on a shield with a picture of a red tower on it. In his right hand he wields a blue-bladed sword. He wears a crown and a black mask with green snake scales beneath the eyes. Around his neck he wears a large gold chain shaped like a serpent biting its own tail. His costume is mainly patterned with red, blue, and green diamonds, but his skirt also has a motif of black spades. His slippers also feature a curling spade design.



Man of the law, judge, senator, lawyer, prosecutor, jurist, defense lawyer, legal scholar, jurisprudence, doctor, physician, practitioner, to advise, consultant.


Mean man, malevolent, malice, perversity, perfidy, crime, cruelty, inhumanity, atrocity.