Hungarian Mountains Pride

A Baronial Championship scroll, based on a Hungarian Breviary from 1481. Gouache and inks on Pergamenta. Illuminated area is approx 7″x 9″, close to original size. Text by me.  I swapped out the wreath for the arms of the Barony and switched the pink to orange to better match the recipient’s taste. Given October 2016. …

Order of the Summits, Russian style. 

Order of the Summits based largely on a page from a Russian tetraevangelion dated to before 1542, given at Summits September Coronet 2016. Text is the standard Order of the Summits text and the hand is my Russian pseudohand, by request of the coronet scribe. The original is on paper. Gouache and ink on Bristol. …

Summits Officer Grail by Rafny

An Officer Service Grail illuminated and calligraphed by Rafny Garansdottir. Gouache and ink on purchased hand made paper. Given at Summits September Coronet 2016.  Rafny based this lovely piece on Celtic design and colors the recipient wears frequently.  Detail of one of the cats.  Rafny blogs at http://manxviking.blogspot.com

Novgorod Style Temple Rings

Two pairs of temple rings based on the Novgorod style, forged from silver and copper respectively. I used a slightly different technique for each set.  Temple rings or temple ornaments are a type of jewelry found throughout areas of Russian, Slavic and Byzantine influence from approximately 500 CE throughout the medieval period. They are found…