Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Main Scribe – Square

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Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Main Scribe – Square

Scribe

Main text scribe

Script Definition

Ashkenazi (Germany and Eastern Europe)

Square

Calligraphic

  • Display
  • Bookhand

Scholars'

Global Aspect of the Script

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

Stable

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

  • Stable
  • Smaller than the width of an average he

  • Stable
  • Smaller than the width of an average vav

Slow

Regular spacing

Approximate Size of Average Letters

  • Regular size
  • Square

  • Ascenders are shorter 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

Thick, traced with the full width of the flat nib

Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Justification - #7215
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Justification - #7216
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7207
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7210
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7212
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7214
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7219
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7220
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7222
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7223
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7225
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7232
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7233
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7235
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Letter - #7237
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Oxford, Bodleian MS. Bodley Or. 501: Ligature - #7229
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