About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Lady Prudence the Curious
  • Mundane Name: Esther Scott
  • Branch: Shire of Emerald Keep

About the Source:

  • Time period: 8th Century
  • Country: British Isles
  • Modern source: For the Initial “R” - Page 127. Meehan. For the Angular Capitals – Pages 145-156, in particular page 146. Meehan. For the Border – Pages 45and 53. Backhouse.

    Meehan, Aidan. Celtic Design: Illuminated Letters. Thames and Hudson Inc: New York, New York. 1992 (reprinted 1994). ISBN: 0-500-27685-4. (In-print and lists about $16; available through most on-line new book dealers.)

    Backhouse, Janet. The Lindisfarne Gospels. Phaidon Press Limited: London, England. 1981 (with reprints 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993). ISBN: 0-7148-2148-9 hardback. ISBN: 0-7148-2461-5 paperback. (As of September 2007, there are over 20 copies available under $20 at Bookfinder.com. This book is in-print, and the 2001 reprint is available at the British Library website.)

  • Historical Source: The Lindisfarne Gospels, in particular folios 29 and 211. The Book of Kells, in particular folios 283R
  • Script: Generic Celtic

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Bible Verse
  • Scroll Recipient: n/a
  • Date of Completion: June 2000
  • Paper: Aqvarelle Arches Watercolor Block – Hot Pressed
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton Ink – 951 – Black India Ink
  • Pen: Panache (Refillable Ink Cartridge) – with Extra-Fine Nib
  • Paint: Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic Color
  • Dimensions: 14 by 20 inches


Additional Notes:I always loved the border where the cat has birds inside.

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