3775 – Morgan le Fay card

Physical description:
A5 sized art card with blue image of a woman on front and text on back. Copy of an original artwork.
Museum classification:
Images of Witchcraft
Size:
21.5cm x 14cm
Information:

“…the mysterious enchantress and healer [she]...can be seen as a form or version of the Queen of Elfhame…Although the medieval Arthurian romances depict [her] as an evil figure…her true esoteric nature and role is revealed when the king is killed in his final battle.  It is Morgan who retrieves his mortally wounded body and carries it in her barge or boat in the shape of a crescent moon to Avalon (the underworld) to be healed.  Excalibur is returned to the faery Lady of the Lake…while Arthur became the once and future king sleeping in a hollow hill with his warriors.”

From The Book of Faerie by Michael Howard

This text is on the reverse of the card:

See also:

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/witch-picture-45/

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/plate/

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/3702-morgan-le-fey-by-michelle-maiden/

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/minton-morgan-le-fay-plate/

http://museumofwitchcraftandmagic.co.uk/object/morgan-le-fay-goblet/

Resource:
Object
Materials:
Card and ink
Copyright ownership:
Jo Jayson