Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Non-square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Non-square

Scribe

Scribe named in the document

Main text scribe

שלמה הלוי בר ... שמואל הדיין

Full name

Script Definition

Oriental (South-West)

Non-square (Beinoni)

Calligraphic

Bookhand

Global Aspect of the Script

  • Ascenders go above the headline
  • Descenders descend below the baseline

Stable

6

15

  • Higher than the height of the line of writing
  • Stable

  • Smaller than the width of an average he
  • Variable

  • No space (letters touch each other)
  • Smaller than the width of an average vav
  • Variable

Quick

Approximate Size of Average Letters

5mm x 3mm

There was no variation of aleph dimensions found in the folios sampled.

3.8mm x 3.3mm

There is minor variation in the he dimensions: 3.5-4mm for height and 3-4mm for width.

3.7mm x 3.8mm

There is minor variation in the shin dimensions: 3.5-4mm for height and 3-4mm for width.

Regular size

  • Ascenders are equal to the height of the average letter
  • Descenders are equal to the height of the average letter

  • Ascenders are parallel among them
  • Descenders are parallel among them
  • Downstrokes are parallel
  • Horizontal strokes are parallel

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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Aleph
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Beth
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Gimel
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Daleth
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - He
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Vav
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Ligature - aleph-lamed
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Zayin
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Ḥeth
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Ṭeth
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Divine Symbol
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Yod
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Kaph
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Kaph: final
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Lamed
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Mem
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Mem: final
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Nun
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Nun: final
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Samekh
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - 'Ayin
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Pe
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Pe: final
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Ṣade
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Ṣade: final
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Qoph
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Resh
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Shin/Sin
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Bodleian MS. Pococke 238: Letter - Tav
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