Illumination: Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra’
Calligraphy: Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra’
Words: Baron Arthur de Beaumont.

Further Information: Order of the Terpsichore, given at Carolingia’s 40th Birthday, April 30. Gouache and imitation gold leaf and ink on bristol paper. Inspired by late period Coran illustration. The hand is based on an example published long ago in Tournament’s Illuminated.

Order of the Terpsichore by Shadiyah al-Zahra'

Order of the Terpsichore by Shadiyah al-Zahra’




Illumination: Shadiyah al Zahra’
Calligraphy: Shadiyah al Zahra’
Words: Shadiyah al Zahra’
Woodwork: Baron Arthur de Beaumont

Further Information: The portrait is done in oils on a wood panel, which is embedded in a bigger wood-panel where the text was written in an “Turkish’ish” hand in waterproof ink, and the illumination was done in acrylics and gold ink.

Court Baronage by Shadiyah al-Zahra'

Court Baronage by Shadiyah al-Zahra’