Silver Nautilus July 2021

This scroll was given to Juan de Zargos by Eckehard and Jane, King and Queen of Atlantia, to honor his entry into the Order of the Silver Nautilus  on the 14th day of August, A.S. LVI at the Queen’s Rapier Tourney. 

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Materials

This scroll was calligraphed on pergamenata with iron oak gall ink, using a Speedball C-4 nib. The illumination was done with a combination of pre-prepared gouache paints and gouache prepared from pigments, gum arabic, whiting chalk and clove oil. The gold is pre-prepared watercolor.

Exemplar

Philip II. Sentencia y carta ejecutoria de hidagualía apedimentio da Alonso da Alonso de Angulo, vecino de la villa de Atencia : manuscript, 1577.

In the Houghton Library, Harvard University: MS Type 515

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