Arabic scripts from the 9th to 20th centuries, using Christian Arabic manuscripts from Sinai and HMML’s collections.
The origins and development of the Arabic writing system.
Manuscripts from Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai, among the oldest to survive.
The development of a standard form of Naskh script.
Demonstrating variations in formality of script and position of letters.
More examples of variation and of more casual script-types used in colophons and notes.
A mix of informal and formal scripts, with many colophons and notes.