Scribe and Illuminator Tools
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Articles made as props for the National Geographic
Channel documentary on the Codex Gigas.
These articles were commissioned to be used by Michael
Hoff Productions for a documentary about tyhe Codex Gigas, also
known as the Devil's Bible. The book was made in 12th C Bohemia.
The documentary depicts the making of the book, and a period in
the 15th century when the binding dates from.
There are more pictures of the process of making a
medieval book arts on my web page:
and I can be reached at: RandyAsplund@comcast.net
I have made a reproduction set of scribal arts tools
and illuminators tools including:
12th c. type pen knife -Steel, wood, and bone.
A 12th c. style egg white beating tool for making Glair.
2 Sable hair brushes
A pricking & ruling awl
A dome top waxed tablet set with bronze stylus
A lead/tin stylus for underdrawing
A stand alone ceramic ink pot
A penner set -including a second ink well and a very tooled leather
Several quill pens
13 clam shell containing period pigments likely to have been used
on the Codex Gigas
A sap green clothlet
The Penner Set
Here are some highlights of the collection:
Quills, Pen Knife, Ink Pots, Pen Case
The Penner Set was worn over the belt.
The waxed Tablet set
Lead/Tin Stylus, Sable hair brushes set in quill barrels and wood
And shells containing:Bone Black, Indigo + white, Verdigris, Malachite,
Sap Geen, Vergaut, Orpiment, Yellow Ochre, Red Lead, Red ochre
+ white, Vermilion, Hematite + white.