Ambras Hunting (Ambraser Hofjagdspiel) Deck
This deck is a reproduction of the 15th century Ambras Hunting (Ambraser Hofjagdspiel) Deck currently on exhibit in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. This visually stunning set of 56 Medieval playing cards is made from quality card stock (poker size) and has been designed to for everyday use.
Created in approximately 1440/45 and attributed to Konrad Witz from Basle Switzerland. The suit symbols are hounds, herons, lures & falcons and each suit consists of four court cards all mounted on horseback: King, Queen , Upper Knave & Lower Knave.
The cards are called the Court Hunting Pack of Ambras deck as they were discovered in the treasure of Archduke Ferdinand of Tirol in the castle Ambras , Austria together with another deck called the Ambras Court Hofämterspiel Deck.
These cards are visually very interesting and for experienced players can add a new dimension to your games. Great for re-enactment and living history events these cards attract the interest of the public and give you something else to get up to after dark.
A great gift for father’s day, buy some coins to complete your medieval gambling set.
The set comes with a clear plastic case to protect the cards when not in use.