Inferno Dite Playing Cards
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|Dite represents the higher part of Hell, burning in devilish flames, as devised by Dante Alighieri, the most prominent Italian poet. Designed by Stefano Protino and printed by LPCC on "Classic Finish" in their Taiwan factory, Inferno Dite Playing Cards is embellished by a custom tuck case, printed with fine details on Fedigoni Materica paper, embossed and foiled. |
The center of the back is a circle containing twisted flames, with the famous quote from the poem itself: "Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate" (Abandon all hope, you who enter here).
The court cards and the Aces represent characters that Dante and Virgilio (his guide), meet during the journey in Hell, until they find Lucifer himself.
The Jokers show the two famous poets -- Dante himself and Virgilio (his guide through Hell) -- in a diptych at the gates of Hell.