|Project by JADobson||posted 03-24-2017 06:51 PM||489 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I studied medieval history in University and was recently asked by my former supervisor to turn a medieval candlestick for a museum exhibit on medieval magic. The turned candlestick was then scanned and printed on a 3D printer for the final exhibit. All of the artifacts are reproductions built on the printer (due to the illicit nature of magic in the middle ages no actual artifacts exist, just descriptions (shown in last photo). The entire exhibit can then be sent to other locations digitally and reproduced there. This is exhibit will be visiting Kalamazoo MI from the 11th to the 14th of May for the Medieval Congress and then will be at the University of Waterloo in Ontario after that. It will then travel to the Pontifical Institute for Medieval Studies in Toronto, ON.
This particular artifact was supposedly used for summoning angels. Incense would be burned under the wax table and if the practitioner was holy enough an angel would appear in the smoke and they would be able to have a conversation. So far we haven’t gotten it to work. What does that say about us?
The turning is out of oak.
Edit: Here is video of it:
Can’t seem to get the embed feature to work.
-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany