Braid Style Throne Favor

A Throne Favor for Aryana. Based on a 15th c manuscript from Novgorod. Hand mixed pigments (synthetic vermilion, indigo, ocher, and titanium white) and India ink on pergamenta. Approximately 7″x 9″. Text is English transcribed into Cyrillic. This style is known as balkan braid, and is one of the common styles of ornament of the…

14th- 15th c Manuscript Production in Novgorod.

Many medieval Russian manuscripts were produced by and for clergy, though lay production is known. Novgorod was a center of production, centering around the archbishopric, and then expanding in the 15th century to the monasteries. Types of manuscripts made included Gospels, Psalters, Lectionaries, Bibles, books of sermons, commentaries, chronicles, and miscellanies. (Popova 1984, Smirnova) Manuscript…