- Medieval book fragment under crystal glass teardrop, set within a highly detailed clay frame with stylized floating crown.
- Hand painted with an Italian rust red accented, antiqued gold finish.
- Adorned with complimenting apatite chip beads.
- Pendant is @ 1 1/8 inches wide, @ 2 1/4 inches long including crown.
- Necklace measures @ 25 inches long but can be worn shorter. (length can be adjusted upon request when purchased).
Will arrive with a scroll copy of the following information:
Authenticated and Described by Michael Laird Rare Books LLC
Contained herein is a fragment of an actual medieval book -- not a reproduction! -- printed in the fifteenth-century.
The present leaf comes from the "Summa Praedicantium" (or "Greatest Proclamation") written by the distinguished Dominican Theologian John Bromyard (d. 1390), of Oxford. The printer was Johann Amerbach (ca. 1440-1513) who was the foremost printer in Basel, Switzerland, at that time. This particular edition is not dated, but bibliographers are confident that it was printed before 1484. The paper size of the original leaf measured approximately 365 x 255 mm, and consisted of 53 lines of gothic type, printed in two columns of Latin text. Books that were printed before 1501 are described as "incunabula" (or "incunables") by bibliographers. For fanatics, here are the bibliographical references to this "incunable" edition: Hain 3993; Oates 2794; Proctor 7615; BMC III 747; ISTC ij00260000; Goff J-260 (locating copies in the United States at Bryn Mawr, Cornell, Harvard, Huntington Library, Library of Congress, Univ. of Chicago, Univ. North Carolina, St. Bonaventure University, Union Theological Seminary, and Yale).
Parrish Relics are one of a kind and handmade in my studio at Frog Hollow. Time and care is spent collecting tiny images that I find inspiring and captivating ~ Clay frames are formed around glass to pay tribute to the beautiful artwork they celebrate! Alchemically hand painted to match the metal components in the chains and findings, they become unique adornments that start conversations and are joyful to wear.
All Amulets are shipped out to you beautifully gift packaged in an organza drawstring bag, along with a care sheet and my favorite mossy tissue paper.
This is my spiritual & business practice.
From creative materials and packaging to studio practices, I strive to make Parrish Relics as vegan and eco-friendly as possible and am constantly seeking new ways to lessen my negative impact on the planet. Trying to be a Helper.
All Amulets are shipped out to you gift-packaged in a recycled kraft box along with care info and mossy tissue paper.