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Book Shrine

Postby Donal on Sun May 04, 2008 11:13 pm

Making a book shrine, I have the back about done. Would like to have any comments and would this fit 1000 A.D. time period.

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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Billy on Sun May 04, 2008 11:26 pm

yowsers! :o

that looks incredible.

any more pics.

overall image maybe?

well done.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Donal on Sun May 04, 2008 11:44 pm

I will try to post a better photo in a few days. I am useing copper then covering with silver leaf and fake gold leaf. The enamel was the hardest part for me first time I tried enameling.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby redneckjedi on Mon May 05, 2008 12:19 am

Looks great. What group are you with? You are kinda far from me but still in a neighbouring state. I would love to see some more of your work.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Donal on Mon May 05, 2008 11:31 pm

I with the Irish Living History Society of Central Ohio, our time period 9th to early 11th century. Most of the group are in Columbus, Ohio I am about 45 miles North of Columbus.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Donal on Tue May 06, 2008 11:58 pm

Billy, posted photo on Photo gallery. Working on sides have a couple of panels done but have to make some castings, so I have to build a furnace to metal the metal and learn how to cast no problem :lol: :shock:
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Na Fianna Éireann on Tue May 06, 2008 11:59 pm

was one of these dredged up from the port mor river a few years back ?
Na Fianna Éireann Fíor inár gCroíthe Neart inár Láimhe Comhsheasmhacht inár dTeanga.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Kirst on Sat May 17, 2008 4:18 pm

Emm that looks like it could be earlier.

Later metal work had more amber with vikings importing it.

And more glass... they liked glass :) (even in the earlier centuries of monastic metalwork)

But the amount of enamel work you have one it , is impressive, but more signiture of earlier works around the eight century. But the book shrines we have found are generally later than that.
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Re: Book Shrine

Postby Donal on Sun May 18, 2008 2:14 am

The front will have a cross with some amber and glass or gems if I can find some. This shrine is for our abbey so being from eight century will be aright, I read that the Irish sealed their shrines
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