About the Artist:

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

About the Source:

  • Time period: 920
  • Country: Spain
  • Modern source: Pages 44-47. Early Spanish Manuscript Illumination. John Williams. George Braziller: New York. 1977. ISBN 0-8076-0866-1. ISBN 0-8076-0867-X pbk. (As of September 2007 this book is in print and available new through Barnes and Nobel for list price of $11.00.)
  • Historical Source: The Leon Bible of 920. Folio 150 and 211. Illumination was drawn from both folios.
  • Script: 10th Century Spain – recreated by the folios of the original manuscript in particular folio 211, which had many more letters than folio 150.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Award of Arms (East Kingdom)
  • Scroll Recipient: Erica of the Crimson Nape
  • Date of Completion: February 2001
  • Paper: Aqvarelle Arches Watercolor Block – Hot Pressed
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton Ink – 951 – Black India Ink And FW non-clogging waterproof drawing ink - Scarlet
  • Pen: Panache (Refillable Ink Cartridge) – with Extra-Fine Nib
  • Paint: Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic Color
  • Dimensions: 12 by 16 inches


Additional Notes: If you ever meet Lady Erica, you will know that this scroll is perfect for her. She really is as sweet and tart as green apple pie. In the original illumination, the animals represented the saints of the gospels. In this one, with the red band circling each of their necks, the animals represent: Sainty John Deere of Brew, Sainty Bullvine of Tales and Sainty Pisces of Leisure.