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MacCon's Coral Branch by Merwenna MacCon's Coral Branch by Merwenna
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.
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MacCon's Coral Branch by Merwenna is an amazing example of both illumination and calligraphy from a very talented artist. ( Featured by pica-ae )
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Nice late Carolingian!  7@=e
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
It's so beautiful!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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MmeThia Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Beautifully done!  The green cat grotesquerie is a nice touch.

Hoobah for Lord MacCon, from the Middle Kingdom  :)
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  It was really fun to do :D
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Lemures87 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it :D
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^_^
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