Udwin wrote:A new nugget of Numenor I've dug up for y'all to make use of. Some stylized vegetative designs, an elvish-named plant 'Pilinehtar', and a Numenorean-style border. This is plate #45 in Pictures by JRR Tolkien.
I’ve seen these illustrations before. But had no indication they were Numenorean. How do we know they are Numenorean? Is it noted in the text? Also I assume that the pilinehtar is the grass above the label; or the flowering shrub or the vining plant?
Definitely fills in some gaps. Gives more examples of Numenorean interlace and adds a more naturalistic take than the last set. Also shows that Numenorean interlace is more akin to art nouveau interlace than to Celtic or migration era knotwork.
What I’d really like to see: Tolkien sketch of animal interlace as described in “The Lost Road”.