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Mardin, Chaldean Cathedral, CCM 71, f. 59v. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

 

This manuscript has a loose, more flowing character overall than is typical for East Syriac manuscripts. It shows a fluid, less calligraphic hand that is nevertheless quite legible.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of the Estrangela type, with a strong curve at the top line
dālat / rēš
  • very round, like and kāp
mim
  • in final form, angular, as often, with a straight descender angled a bit to the left
tāw
  • of the Estrangela type
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • of the Estrangela type, with a strong curve at the top line
dālat / rēš
  • very round, like and kāp
mim
  • in final form, angular, as often, with a straight descender angled a bit to the left
tāw
  • of the Estrangela type