Two cleverly written Syriac poems: They may be read in the conventional way from right to left, top to bottom, or from top to bottom, right to left. That is, if we assign a number to each identical word, the pattern is as follows: ⟸⟸⟸ 6 5 4 3 2 1 ⇓ 11 10 9 8 7 2 ⇓ 15 14 13 12 8 3 ⇓ 18 17 16 13 9 4 ⇓ 20 19 17 14 10 5 ⇓ 21 20 18 15 11 6 In addition, the six lines of each poem rhyme.
Chaldean Church of St. Joseph in Tehran p. 2 corr. to Ricciotti 132.2-132.10 | #hmmlorientalia Blog Post
Early Christian manuscript, Centre Numerique des Manuscrits Orientaux, Mosul, Iraq.
Vatican 103 is a unique manuscript dated to 861 A.D. containing a complete biblical commentary know as the Severus Catena. Pictured here is the opening of the commentary on Job attributed to Ephrem. Note the efficient serto script, with some estrangelo features. Note also the marginal comments, which are incorporated into the main text in later witnesses. http://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Vat.sir.103.pt.1/0175
Ancient Scripts: Oriya language script The Oriya script developed from an early form of the Bengali script, which belongs to the Northern group of South Asian scripts. Oriya is used to write the Oriya language, which is spoken in the modern Indian state of Orissa, located on the east coast of India.
for example, the rubrics in the richly illuminated canon table of Eusabius in the Rabula gospels indicate where segments of the Evangelists recount particular events for use in liturgies in Syriac (Archdiocese of Speyer website) more at http://sor.cua.edu/Bible/RabbulaMs.html