Oxford, Bodleian MS. Kennicott 5: Oxford, Bodleian MS. Kennicott 5 Main scribe – Square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Oxford, Bodleian MS. Kennicott 5 Main scribe – Square

Scribe

Scribe not identified

Main text scribe

Script Definition

Sephardi

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

  • Stable
  • Smaller than the width of an average vav

Slow

Nesting

Approximate Size of Average Letters

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