[INDOLOGY] Strange script

Birgit Kellner birgit.kellner at oeaw.ac.at
Tue Jul 14 14:38:57 UTC 2020

Dear colleagues, 

a colleague from the Academy sent me the attached image with a script
they can't identify. This is a page from a 17th century marriage
register from  the western parts of today's Austria. The Latin text on
the page refers to a classical bible passage for the instruction of
married couples (Ephesians 5:29). The mysterious script is not Semitic
or Slawic, not Georgian or Armenian, not Coptic or some ancient
derivative of the Greek alphabet. 

Does anyone have an idea? I suppose it's not exactly the right question
for Indologists, but given the wide range of expertise among the
subscribers to this list, I'd thought I'd give it a try. 

Many thanks in advance, and best regards, 

Birgit Kellner

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner
Institut für Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften
Hollandstraße 11-13/2
1020 Wien

Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Hollandstrasse 11-13/2
1020 Vienna

Phone: +43-(1)-51581-6420

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