Scribal ProfileHooked G Scribe
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1. USA, Washington, DC, Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.29
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the scribe uses single compartment 'a'.
a slightly simpler version of 'a' without curved head-stroke.
the scribe has several upper case 'A's.
a second version of 'A' which is more formally executed than the previous example.
unlooped 'd' in initial position. The scribe also has a looped 'd' in his repertoire.
unlooped 'd' in final position frequently sports a curving descending otiose stroke.
looped 'd' in final position.
both looped and unlooped 'd' in this example.
tailed 'g' with horizontal head-stroke and short tail.
'g' in final position again with short tail, horizontal head-stroke and tag.
a slightly different form of 'g' in medial position.
'g' in the red ink of the internal gloss.
'h' in initial position. 'h' is an evenly formed graph appearing to tilt slightly to the right because of slope of the main stem.
'h' in final position. Again, the graph appears to be toppling towards the right.
the angle of the 's' followed by the slope of 'h' is then followed by three graphs which appear to be upright.
the 'H' graph at the beginning of a line. Upper case 'H' is distinctive in form.
modern 'r' used in initial position. 'Z'-shaped 'r' is also used in initial position.
modern 'r' in final position. Again, 'z'-shaped 'r' is also used in final position. There does not seem to be any consistent pattern to the usage of the two graphs.
double 'r' in the middle of a word uses modern 'r' graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final positions.
long 's' in medial position. Note the separate scooped head-stroke.
'ss' graphs in the gloss in red ink.
'w' is mainly consistently formed with loops at the head and a single lobe for the final element.
Usage: vn wedded
a different form of the 'w' graph.
yet another form of 'w' which pops up occasionally.
'w' in initial position in a line. All other initial line graphs are separate upper case letters. It may be that this form of 'w' represents the scribe's upper case graph but he also uses an enlarged version of the graph in version 1.
'y' in initial position. 'y' is frequently dotted.
'y' in final position.
'y' used in preference to 'g'.
'y' in medial position with barely noticeable tail on 'y'.
|Upper Case Letters|
upper case 'B' with spike from the main ascender extending above the graph. The scribe does not always use this version of 'B'.
upper case 'I'.
upper case 'O' with descending curved stroke within.
one version of the scribe's upper case 'T'.