Sunday, March 2, 2008

AoA for Annemieke

My very first scroll that I calligraphed and illuminated myself. The hand is gothic textura quadrata, the floral border is based on Walter Arts GAllery MS 185, fol 14v, Dutch 1420-1430, and the inner border on Hessische Landes- und Hochschulbiliothek Darmstadt MS 2296, Dutch ca. 1400. It's an AoA for someone whose persona is Dutch and who is Dutch in real life.

The text reads in translation Pay heed to the words of Alaric and Nerissa, King and Queen of Drachenwald. Know that by these letters we recognize the worth and dignity of our subject Annemieke. We raise her to the rank of lady and grant to her all rights to such arms as she shall register with the college of arms. Done by our hands on the third day of November, in the year of the society XLII.


Paints: Talens Gouache, gold, vermillion, ultramarine light, and white.

© 2008, Sara L. Uckelman.