23k gold leaf, gouache & sumi ink on pergamenata. Full(er) documentation in journal!
The recipient of this scroll is a good friend of mine, MacCon who really helped me get started in the SCA. He received it for his medallion-making awesomeness and commissioned me to make the scroll as he was helping me change my flat tire on the side of the road one night (hence the broken-down cart in the background). He asked for an early period scroll, and while this isn’t quite as early as his persona, it’s still the earliest style scroll I’ve ever done!
The layout, calligraphy, and illuminated letter are based on the Ramsey Psalter (Harley MS 2904), ff.3v-4, & f.144. - English, late 10th century.
The miniature is based mainly on the Harley Psalter (Harley MS 603 – ff.7v-8) and the Tiberius Psalter (Cotton MS Tiberius C VI, ff.13v-14). Both are Anglo-Saxon, early to mid eleventh century in England.