Tiger of St Francis Charter

A charter (preprint) for the Summits, based on a 14-15th c Russian manuscript from Moscow. Source: Vzdornov Designed, waiting for calligraphy. The text was written in a pseudohand to emulate Cyrillic. Painted. Of these versions, the blue and the green are most typical of the tetralogical style. Sources: Vzdornov, G. I. Iskusstvo Knigi v Drevneĭ…

Russian Pelican

This was a collaborative project with members of the Thornwold Scriptorium (Jadwiga Radomyskowa, Ursula von Frieberg, and Valka Siggadottir). The assignment was a surprise Pelican scroll for a Russian persona. We determined to use the tetralogical style, so Valka picked a lovely 15th c Muscovite gospels as the exemplar. Source: Vyzdornov This piece is unfinished,…

Roman Carp Text

The text for this award was loosely based on the format of Roman military diplomas, which granted citizenship and other benefits to retiring soldiers. Recipients kept their customized copy, while one listing the entire regiment was kept in Rome. Diplomas were generally two bronze tablets wired together, with a case for lead seals on the…

Vindolanda style award.

A Carp, the An Tir persona development award, for Vesta. 3″ x 9″, carbon black ink on maple veneer. Vesta’s Roman persona gave me several ideas for a not completely traditional scroll. I settled on a document based on the very thin wood tablets/fragments found at Vindolanda. The Vindolanda tablets are a corpus of documents…

15th C style Charter for Summits

A 15th c English inspired charter/preprint for the Summits children’s award, Die Geschellschaft Von den Guldenen Sternen. The calligraphy is based on the exemplar, and the text is from the Summits Ceremonial. This will be printed out and painted in to make award documents. The exemplar , the ca 1450 Black Book of the Admiralty….

Tiered bronze temple ring pendants, part 2

I’ve completed two of the sets of bronze tiered pendants I started, one two tiered and one three tiered. These are meant to hang from medieval Russian temple rings, as in the example below: I am looking at the middle and bottom right sets specifically. I had previously cut out and decorated the trapezoidal components:…

German fancy penwork initial for Helena.

A Summits children’s award inspired by a 15th c German manuscript. Gouache and commercial ink on Bristol board. Approximately 7″ x 11″. Hand based loosely on the manuscript hand, text from the Summits ceremonial. Exemplar folio 5r above, 59r below. Calligraphy Blue initial done, with penciled guidelines for the penwork. Penwork in progress Red penwork…

Goutte charter

A preprint/charter master for An Tir, based on a late 15th century Psalter in the British Library, MS Harley 487, 33v. This will be printed out and painted in to make award documents. Calligraphy by Rignach of words by Arnora, both provided by the royal scribe. I rearranged and replaced the initial with the badge…

Coil temple rings

Coil, also called curly, temple rings consist of wire coils wrapped around a larger gauge hoop. Found mostly in the west, there are also 2 13th c examples from Novgorod. (Kolchin & Makarova) This is one of the types of temple rings that is also described in the literature as earrings. It is certainly possible…

Tiny Trompe L’Oeil

A wee Ordo Famuli scroll for Moira, based on folio 319 of the even smaller late 15th c hours of Juana of Castille. I moved the historiated initial to the top of the page and changed it to a K composed of a seahorse, which is one of the Barony of Stromgard’s heraldic charges. Oak…

Orsha lectionary Baronial award

A Stromgard baronial award based on the 13th century Orsha Lectionary. Commercial ink and synthetic vermillion on pergamenta. I combined a header from one page with an initial from another, as well as switching to a one header / two column layout for more visual impact. Bones of the knot work. One side fleshed out….

Tiered Pendants in Bronze, in progress.

These bronze trapezoids are on their way to be tiered pendants to hang from some of my larger plain temple rings, just as the silver ones do from my Rhomboidal temple rings. I have several examples of varying complexity, and plenty of bronze sheet, so I’m going to make a few different sets. Like these…