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On Style in Egyptian Handwriting

Jac. J. Janssen
The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology
Vol. 73 (1987), pp. 161-167
DOI: 10.2307/3821527
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3821527
Page Count: 7
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On Style in Egyptian Handwriting
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Abstract

The author attempts to demonstrate, on the basis of the hieratic forms of pȝ in the Late Ramesside Letters, that it is possible to distinguish the handwriting of various scribes. Although many similar forms occur, particularly very cursive ones, there appears to be a statistical difference between the forms used by Dhutmose, Butehamun, and the scribe of the General Kenkhnum. When extended to other groups of signs and other manuscripts, the method described may help to date otherwise undatable texts.

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