Vortigern Studies

What's New I Sitemap I Bibliography I Vortigern I Vortigern Studies l Wansdyke I POLLS I LINKS l Sitemaster I FAQs
about Vortigern Studies l Messageboard I Games I Arthurian Collection I View Guestbook I Sign Guestbook l Webrings

  Vortigern Studies > Vortigern > Art & Literature > Illumination 4

Vortigern Studies Index

VORTIGERNSTUDIES HOMEPAGE
VORTIGERNSTUDIES SITEMAP
VORTIGERN INDEX
VORTIGERNSTUDIES INFOPAGES
WHAT IS NEW IN VORTIGERN STUDIES
ABOUT VORTIGERN STUDIES
VORTIGERN STUDIES BIBLIOGRAPHY
VORTIGERN STUDIES LINKS
SEARCH VORTIGERN STUDIES
CONTACT US!

 

Art and Literature
click here

Illumination 4:
British Library MS Egerton 3028 f.25
Robert Vermaat

This illumination from a manuscript of the French Verse Chronicle of 'Roman de Brut' by Wace, Canon of Bayeux, now in the British Museum, shows Vortigern finding the red and white dragons locked in battle.

Though the dragons are more like birds here, with their feathered wings and long talons, the crumbling tower is very nicely depicted. You can actually see the walls coming down, with the trancepts slipping.

Vortigern, dismayed, can only look on in horror.

Click the image to enlarge.

British Library MS Egerton 3028 f.25

VortigernStudies is copyright Robert Vermaat 1999-2003. All rights reserved