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Agnus Dei the Lamb of God by helenavm Agnus Dei the Lamb of God by helenavm
This is part of a medieval altar frontal (antependium)that I am making for a traveling personal altar that I bring to SCA camping events. It is my first attempt at embroidery.

My SCA persona is a 13th century Templar nun (yes, at some point there were women in the order, though it was frowned upon and later forbidden).

I chose this image for the center because it was one in common use in Templar churches and cathedrals. The rest of the fabric is still a work in progress.

It is hand embroidered on white cotton, using cotton embroidery floss, which was fabric actually available in the Outremer at the time.
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t-harris Mar 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is quite beautiful. Very nice. My persona, Kentigern of Gryphons' Rooste, was a Druid-turned-Culdee, so I very much appreciate this symolism.
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megalobo Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really impressive!
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Embroidery? Very fine work, for your first. Also, this is a very dandy idea of yours; to create personal alter.

Thank you for submitting this creative and unique work to the deviantART Catholic club.
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ZhaneAugustine Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
very nice work
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Theophilia Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow that's amazing! Hand stitched, eh?! It looks fantastic! And you got them very nice and straight. I should try embroidery sometime, because it looks really awesome if you can do it well. :D

And I love your SCA persona. That's awesome. :D Yay Templars! :w00t!:
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I love this... I favourited it last night but when clicking through the gallery this am i accidentally clicked remove favourite... I've added again I just thought I'd send my appols if you got the notification twice xxx
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thats very cool, great work
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Magianna Apr 4, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, I'm impressed. Really nice!
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LiquoriceSnaps Apr 4, 2010
Very well done. I love your avatar by the way, gangster nun :giggle:
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