Oxford, Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden A. 47: Oxford, Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden A. 47 Scribe of Main Scribe 3 – Square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Oxford, Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden A. 47 Scribe of Main Scribe 3 – Square

Scribe

Scribe not identified

Main text scribe

Script Definition

Sephardi

Square

  • Calligraphic
  • Current

Bookhand

Global Aspect of the Script

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

Stable

Higher than the height of the line of writing

Smaller than the width of an average he

Smaller than the width of an average vav

Quick

Nesting

Approximate Size of Average Letters

Square

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