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Diyarbakir, Meryem Ana Syriac Orthodox Church, DIYR 2, f. 64r. All rights reserved. Image provided by HMML.

   

This manuscript is especially notable for its large size (sixty-nine lines per page) and use of four columns, a rare mise en page for Syriac manuscripts.

Distinctive Letterforms
bēt
  • in final form has the bottom line curving upward, and similarly the final yod and šin
gāmal
  • very long
nun
  • in unattached final form, its typical descender with the top reaching very high
lāmad-ālap
  • ligature across word boundary in col. d, 13 lines from the bottom
  • an example of a flourish at the top of the page is in col. c
  • a very long lāmad crossing two ālaps, one across a word boundary
Distinctive Letterforms
bēt
  • in final form has the bottom line curving upward, and similarly the final yod and šin
gāmal
  • very long
nun
  • in unattached final form, its typical descender with the top reaching very high
lāmad-ālap
  • ligature across word boundary in col. d, 13 lines from the bottom
  • an example of a flourish at the top of the page is in col. c
  • a very long lāmad crossing two ālaps, one across a word boundary