Oxford, Bodleian MS. Pococke 285: Oxford, Bodleian MS. Pococke 285 Scribe of Initial Words– Square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Oxford, Bodleian MS. Pococke 285 Scribe of Initial Words– Square

Scribe

Scribe not identified

Main text scribe

The initial words written in a more calligraphic manner then the other occurances of the square script that appear in this mainly beinoni-written text.

Script Definition

Oriental

Square

Calligraphic

Bookhand

Global Aspect of the Script

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

Stable

  • Stable
  • Equal to the height of the line of writing

  • Variable
  • Equal to the width of an average he
  • Smaller than the width of an average he

Smaller than the width of an average vav

Slow

Regular spacing

Approximate Size of Average Letters

Regular size

  • Ascenders are longer than the height of the average letter
  • Descenders are shorter than the height of the average letter

  • Downstrokes are parallel
  • Horizontal strokes are parallel
  • Ascenders are parallel to the downstrokes
  • Descenders are parallel to the downstrokes
  • Ascenders are parallel among them
  • Descenders are parallel among them

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