About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Sara Penrose
  • Branch: Barony of Loch Soilleir

About the Source:

  • Time period: 1326-27
  • Country: England
  • Modern Source: Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting, University of Toronto Press, 1998, p. 110.
  • Historical Source: De Secretis Secretorum, British Library Additional MS 47680, f. 10

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Bardic prize scroll
  • Paper: Arches #140 hot press
  • Ink (calligraphy): Higgins Black Magic
  • Paint: Windsor & Newton gouache
  • Gold: 23k gold leaf.
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

Additional notes: This scroll was a prize scroll for an unofficial bardic competition at Gulf War X. The Crowns of all three host kingdoms - Ansteorra, Meridies, and Trimaris - were gracious enough to sign the scroll.