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Authors: Regulski, Ilona
Title: Writing habits as identity marker : on sign formation in Papyrus Gardiner II
Online publication date: 22-Apr-2020
Year of first publication: 2018
Language: english
Abstract: Identifying individual scribes on the basis of handwriting has proven to be more difficult than often assumed. Since the surface, the brush, and even the mood of the scribe can influence personal handwriting, palaeographic idiosyncrasies can often be explained by changes in those conditions or the scribe’s environment, even in the course of writing a single text. The current article will refine palaeographic observations with notes on sign structure and composition, i. e. the individual brush strokes that constitute the building blocks of a hieroglyph, to address levels of standardisation when composing signs and sign groups within a single document. Papyrus Gardiner II (London BM EA 10676) offers numerous opportunities to detect changes in handwriting because of its considerable length. The papyrus’ handwriting will briefly be compared with Papyrus Berlin P. 10480–82 and a small sample of material from across the range of hieratic documents in the papyrus collection of the British Museum.
DDC: 490 Andere Sprachen
490 Other languages
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 07 Geschichts- u. Kulturwissensch.
Place: Mainz
URN: urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-publ-598122
Version: Published version
Publication type: Buchbeitrag
License: In Copyright
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Citation: Ägyptologische "Binsen"-Weisheiten III
Gülden, Svenja A.
Moezel, Kyra van der
Verhoeven, Ursula
Pages or article number: 235
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Publisher place: Stuttgart
Issue date: 2018
Relations: is Part of 10.25358/openscience-5178
Annotation: Zweitveröffentlichung der Verlagsausgabe
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