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Aja du Jardin, Laurel

Full Scroll

Detail - Left Side

Detail - Right Side
Aja du Jardin, Laurel Scroll
Calligraphy and Illumination by Eliška z Jihlavy

Photo and Contribution
by Eliška z Jihlavy

"Based on the Visconti Hours, on pergamenata with Higgins Black Magic, gouache and gold leaf.
     This scroll was meant to be a personal gift to my long time mentor on the occassion of her elevation, since she originally planned to create her own scroll. When she found out about this one, she decided to let me have the assignment, much to my panic! It's the first peerage scroll I'd done, and was far too ambitious for my timeline (3 weeks) and the fact that I was basically flying solo, trying to surprise her.
     The badges around the left page are the West Kingdom populace badge, the badge from House Havn (of which Aja is a longtime member), the College of Scribes badge, and the shire device for Caldarium. The supporters for her lozenge are Justice and Fortitude, also taken from Visconti. The three cartouches on the right page are a reference to Persian scribal art, for which Aja was Laureled.
     Because I hadn't meant this to be an "official" scroll, I never left room for the heralds to sign and seal, and [had] to squeeze that in later..." -- Eliška z Jihlavy

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