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Metylda's Minerva's Fountain by Merwenna Metylda's Minerva's Fountain by Merwenna
Based on the Grandes Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, exactly 1.41 times the size of the original.

The calligraphy was done by my partner-in-crime, Lady Ismey the Nimble.

The border and illuminated letters are based off of the "Disrobing of Christ" page, and the miniature is based off of the "Wedding at Cana" page.

To make it Metylda-appropriate, I used foxes instead of swans, her dogs Marly, Wendy, and Deedle instead of the weird anthropomorphic bear-looking things, and her heraldry along with the barony's and the kingdoms instead of the duke of Berry's. The initials are MF instead of EV, for Minerva's Fountain. The heraldry in the four corners is the badge for the award (though I personally think it looks like sperm). The tiny toilet-paper scrolls wrapped around the vines in the borders are covered in quotes from the wonderfully terrible movies Metylda makes us watch at Scriptorium.

The miniature has Metylda's friend Annoka, husband Brian, herself, her laurel Master Thomas, and her friend Ellen seated at a table with their actual various scriptorium projects. Metylda's three kids are drawing on the floor in front of the table. The architecture around them I kept from the original because it looks awesome. They are also all drawn in their unique sets of garb, including Metylda's Native American persona.

Took forever to do (it's 16.6" by 22.25"), but I am veryveryvery proud of the end product.
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scriptoric Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! I hope one day my scrolls will come out half as wonderful as yours!
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Merwenna Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you! Yours look very nice - much better than my early scrolls :)
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honey-vinegar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
This is perfection :) It must have taken you ages but I assure you it was worth it, simply stunning, kudos to you and to Lady Ismey :)
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