Friday, July 15, 2011

Birthday scroll for Judith de Northumbria

Queen Morrigan asked for a scroll to commemorate Countess Judith's birthday, so Saraswati and I combined our skills. She did the illumination, I did the calligraphy:

The full thing:


Close-up of the text:


Even closer-up of the text:

The text reads:

Dies natali Judite de Northumbria est magna festivitas! And so it pleases us greatly to celebrate the birthday [of] our royal cousin and most dear friend. So that all shall know the esteem and affection we hold for her and so that there be a perman[en]t token of our regard we have charged our scribes to draw up this present document after the manner of the scribes of Burgundy. In witness of our fidelity, we place our names below.

© 2011, Sara L. Uckelman.

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