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…

Romanesque Pelican 

A pelican scroll based on the Bury Bible. Given at May Crown 2016.  Text written by me (next post). Gouache and ink with dip pen on pergamenta. Gold is gold gouache burnished. Rotunda hand is also influenced by the hand in the Arnstein bible, which is roughly contemporary.  I was in love with the opening…