About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Baronne Suzanne Gabrielle Marie Beraud (mka Suzanne Taggart)
  • Branch: Barony of Bjornsborg

About the Source:

  • Time period: 1230
  • Country: England
  • Modern source: British Library Royal MS 12 F.xiii, f.4r
  • Historical Source: Unidentified 13th century Bestiary
  • Script: Alphabet extrapolated from English Bestiary c. 1230 British
    Library, Shelfmark; Royal MS 12 F.xiii, f.4r, and "early gothic" Alphabet found in Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (1989), by Marc Drogin


About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Bestiary Folio Page created as a prize for the Barony of Bjornsborg's "Lion & Lyonesse" Tournament
  • Date of Completion: October, 2006
  • Paper: German "Elephant Hide" synthetic vellum
  • Ink: Higgins permanent black
  • Paint: Pelikan gouache, tempered with egg white glair and water, Schminke Pearl Gold Gouache
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12