46. Le Dix d’Epee

The Ten of Swords from Tarocchino Arlecchino

About the Card

English Name(s)

The Ten of Swords


  • Grand Etteilla: Cards Number 54 and 59
  • Petit Etteilla: Ten of Spades

Image Description

Eight curved swords form an almond shape, with four on each side. The swords have black blades with red tips, and a middle section decorated in gold with blue or green. Pink ribbons are woven through the swords at the top and the bottom. A gold plate covers each of the places where the swords cross, at the top and the bottom. The upper plate has a picture of a crying Harlequin. The lower plate has a picture of a diamond-patterned tombstone marked with the letter A. A large sword with a red, blue, and green diamond pattern crosses through the almond, pointing downward. A pink ribbon bow around its middle ties it to another blue-bladed sword that points horizontally across the card.



Tears, sobs, whines, sighs, moans, lamentations, grievances, afflictions, grief, sadness, pain, sorrow, droplets, dew, condensation, bleeding.


Losses, damages, harm, disadvantage, failure, defeat, rout, setback, ruin, theft, abduction, plagiarism, opprobrium, disgrace, waste.