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1992 AG = 1680 CE, Dec 11

Dohuk, Chaldean Diocese, DCD 2, f. 44r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

 

A careful, almost decorative hand, and very thick, with only a few very thin lines for contrast. Again we have a colophon in East Syriac.

Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • right leg with a thick dot at bottom, then very thin before attaching to the long top arm
  • top line angles upward
gāmal
  • sublinear part very thin, ending in a large dot
dālat / rēš
  • curved at the bottom when joined on the right
  • very thin middle line, which reaches slightly below the line and angles to the left
wāw
  • loop not closed
  • angle at top right
zayn
  • does not reach below the line
  • top part thick, coming to a point at the bottom
ḥēt
  • right vertical taller than left
yod
  • final form ends in a straight line, not the comma type
kāp
  • in final form, the letter curves back to the right at the top left side
  • descender of final form very thin
mim
  • loop not closed
  • descender of final form very thin
semkat
  • pointed, or horned, on both loops
  • not joined to following letter
šin
  • top line simply a straight bar
Distinctive Letterforms
ālap
  • right leg with a thick dot at bottom, then very thin before attaching to the long top arm
  • top line angles upward
gāmal
  • sublinear part very thin, ending in a large dot
dālat / rēš
  • curved at the bottom when joined on the right
  • very thin middle line, which reaches slightly below the line and angles to the left
wāw
  • loop not closed
  • angle at top right
zayn
  • does not reach below the line
  • top part thick, coming to a point at the bottom
ḥēt
  • right vertical taller than left
yod
  • final form ends in a straight line, not the comma type
kāp
  • in final form, the letter curves back to the right at the top left side
  • descender of final form very thin
mim
  • loop not closed
  • descender of final form very thin
semkat
  • pointed, or horned, on both loops
  • not joined to following letter
šin
  • top line simply a straight bar