Tetralogical scroll for Hlutwige

A Thank You scroll for the outgoing Baroness who has almost everything. Hand mixed gouache, India ink and finetec gold on pergamenta. Approximately 11×17. Most of the gouache I used was received as a prize and made by Antonia Crivelli. This piece was inspired by several manuscripts in the tetralogical style. The frame was based…

Seamus’ Laurel scroll

Gouache and India ink on pergamenta. Approximately 8″ x 11″. Based on the page discussing the laurel from a well travelled Historia Plantarum, which was made in late 14th c Milan for King Wenceslas of Bohemia, rebound by King Matthias of Hungary in the 15th c, and passed through an Italian Cardinal’s library, before ending…

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…

A Latin champions text

For Mattias’s Mountain’s Pride, I wanted to try my hand at a Latin text, to match the documents of the 12th c.
The text is based on a Latin charter of Raoul de Coucy, dated to 1168.

A text for a Russian award.

The text for Fjorlief’s Mountain Sun was transliterated into Cyrillic, and written in two colors, as seen in the exemplar. Source: New York Public Library This text was based on several documents found on Sofya la Rus’s Medieval Russian Life and reads as follows: ‘So, we Baron Sebastian and Baroness Erika, sovereigns of Kaldor Ness,…

Black Hours Household award

    An award for a household, in the style of the late 15th c Sforza Black Hours, now housed in Vienna. Hand mixed gouache, silver and gold ink (windsor and newton) on black parchment.  Pigments used include synthetic vermilion and ultramarine, green and purple earth, and titanium white. All colors had to have white…

Laurel scroll for Elisabeth Piper. 

This was a backlog scroll, and was long overdue. Jacqueline commissioned me to make Elisabeth her Laurel scroll for the approximately 26th anniversary of her Laurelling. The scroll design and calligraphy are based largely on a 1569 grant of arms to Sir Nicholas Bacon, with text based on a 1571 grant of arms combined with…

Egil’s Tourney prize scrolls

These two similar documents are prizes given for the Never won a Tourney tournaments, rapier and armored, at Egils 2017.
They are based on 15th c English documents, and are written with oak gall ink on parchment. (Parchment by David Bianco)
The seals and signatures are those of the Baron and Baroness of Adiantum and the Prince and Princess of the Summits.

Runestone Pelican scroll. 

A Pelican scroll based on 10th-11th c.   runestones from Sweden. Ink and gouache on Bristol. The text is written in Swedish runes ca 1000, and is inspired by drottkvætt, Norse skaldic verse. I believe I’ve gotten closer to the form this time. ‘This stone was raised at Egils 43. Dwarf named was Sir Durin…

French Master of Defense scroll. 

Gouache and oak gall ink on parchment.  The scroll is based on a two page spread from the Tres riches hueres of the Duc de Berry at approximately actual size. (71v-72r)  Various personal and branch heraldry was incorporated at the request of the recipient. Text written by me and based very loosely on a letter…