Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Main Scribe – Non-square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Main Scribe – Non-square

Scribe

Scribe not identified

Main text scribe

Script Definition

Sephardi

Non-square (Beinoni)

Current

Bookhand

Scholars'

Global Aspect of the Script

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

Stable

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

Variable

Variable

Quick

  • Irregular spacing
  • Nesting
  • Writing on different levels

Approximate Size of Average Letters

Variable size

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

  • Downstrokes are not parallel
  • Horizontal strokes are not parallel
  • Ascenders are not parallel to the downstrokes
  • Descenders are not parallel to the downstrokes
  • Ascenders are not parallel among them
  • Descenders are not parallel among them

Thin, traced with the edge of the flat nib

Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Justification - #6455
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6448
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6450
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6451
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6453
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6454
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6456
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6457
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6458
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6459
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6460
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6466
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6467
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Letter - #6468
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 44: Ligature - #6452
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