Award of the Bellerophon for Niamh

Award: Award of the Bellerophon for Niamh
Date: Hadrian’s Feld 2017
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, Micron pen
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, crowquill nib
Inspiration: Trivulzio Hours

All the words in bold are hidden in the illuminated border.

Come hear of a warrior,
Northshield’s own,
whose heart and skill
are becoming known.

She shoots a sharp arrow,
fights with a sword,
throws a mean axe,
and never gets bored.

Thus Konrad and Aibhilin,
King and Queen We,
award this Bellerophon
unto young Niamh.

The original sketch before painting.

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