The Athenaeum:
A Digital Library of Active Ansteorran Charters

The Sable Thistle of Ansteorra


These scrolls contain the heraldic badge for this award. The thistle's white parts on the head, leaves and stem should be painted metallic gold, and the background behind it left blank or painted white.

DESCRIPTION
ORIGINAL
EXAMPLE EXAMPLE

Name: ST-01
Calligraphy: Aslyn Cryslyn
Illumination: Aslyn Cryslyn
Source Material:   The Ormesby Psalter, a copy of which is found in The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting, by Richard Marks and Nigel Morgan, page 17, Psalm 51, fol. 71v.

Revised: 01/01/2004


Detail View

Artist: Countess Sara Penrose, OL


Detail View

Artist: Countess Sara Penrose, OL

 


Detail View

By Lady Siobhan inghean ui Dhomnaill of Northkeep


Recommendations: The colors used on this were a medium to dark red, vermillion, cobalt blue and sap green to medium grass green. The beasts are beige to a dark tan, and the bird at the bottom is red-breasted. The sword is metallic silver. Metallic gold was used behind the versal and in various parts of the bar coming down. If you decide to diaper behind the versal, as a suggestion, you might want to make the versal gold so it will stand out more. White highlight was used on the vines, flowers and colored part of the bar.

Name: ST-02
Calligraphy: Serena Lascelles
Illumination: Serena Lascelles
Source Material: The Glory of the Page by Nigel Thorp, page 157.

Revised: 01/01/2004

Similar elements of design appear in Folio A2r from Euclid Elements of Geometry Printed by Erhard Ratdolt in Venice: 1482. This can be found on the internet as part of the online display of "Fifty Treasures from Glasgow University Library"


By Lady Siobhan inghean ui Dhomnaill of Northkeep
 
Recommendations: Use 2-3 colors, light to medium shades, that compliment and contrast well, ans in yellow, red and green. Metallic gold can be used sparingly.

Name: ST-03
Calligraphy: Suzanna the Herbalist
Illumination: Suzanna the Herbalist
Source Material: The Worms Bible

Artist: Carletta da Nicolosi, Shire of Rosenfeld

Artist: Ellen the Quiet of the Barony of Bordermarch
Recommendations: Versal background might be diapered or solid. Foliage might be blue, green, red, vermillion, yellow, brown, and might have highlighting. Text is supposed to be a proto-gothic.

Name: ST-04
Calligraphy: Curstaidh Magorlick
Illumination: Curstaidh Magorlick
Source Material:   The Visconti Hours, plates LF 132v and BR 111.

New Charter as of June 2004


 
Recommendations: Colors used range between rose madder and white wash for highlight and a sky or cobalt blue with a white wash for highlighting, both using a darker shade of each for shading. Basically, the colors used are of a light to medium range. The vines coming down the center of the design are permanant green middle used with thin yellow lines for highlighting. The area created inside the vine work was painted a metallic gold, except for the area behind the thistle. The versal may be metallic gold with a color background, or diapered background, or with color and white highlighting with a gold background. The top and bottom designs' vines were red with white highlighting.

Name: ST-05
Calligraphy: Sion Rhys of Badon
Illumination: Sion Rhys of Badon
Source Material: The Book of Kells

 
Recommendations:

Name: ST-06
Calligraphy: Stella Silvana
Illumination: Stella Silvana
Source Material: York Gospels

 
Recommendations:

Name: ST-07 & 08
Calligraphy: Curstaidh Magorlick
Illumination: Curstaidh Magorlick
Source Material: The Visconti Hours, plates LF 147V and BR112.

New charter as of May 2001.

Note: the variants in the charter are determined by a box around the versal, and knotwork within it.


By Zubeydah Jamilla al-Badawiyya
 
Recommendations: Colors used range between rose madder and white wash for highlight and a sky or cobalt blue with a white wash for highlighting, both using a darker shade of each for shading. The entwining vines and diamonds are permanant green middle with white lines for highlighting. The background behind the entwining vines can be painted solid colors like a medium spectrum red or medium cobalt blue, and the background behind the diamonds painted a metallic gold. Basically, the colors used are of a light to medium range.

Name: ST-09
Calligraphy: Claryce Raphael Orfevre
Illumination: Isaac Bane
Source Material: The Ostromir Lectionary, St. Luke c 1056.

Revised: 07/01/2004


 
Recommendations: colors include cadmium red, cobalt blue, brilliant red, hooker's green, grey, white and metallic gold.

Name: ST-10
Calligraphy: Curstaidh Magorlick
Illumination: Curstaidh Magorlick
Source Material:   The Visconti Hours, plates LF 33v and BR 132 .

New Charter as of June 2004

Artist: Siobhan ingen Tigernaich of Namron

 
Recommendations: Colors used range between rose madder and white wash for highlight and a sky or cobalt blue with a white wash for highlighting, both using a darker shade of each for shading. Basically, the colors used are of a light to medium range. All leaves are gold except the 3 sets of curved leaves as shown on the right. The curved leaves are rose, green or blue. The left bar coming down the center of the design is metallic gold, the right bar is green with a yellow highlight line.

Last Updated: 04/18/08