<handDesc>

<handDesc> (description of hands) contains a description of all the different hands used in a manuscript or other object. [10.7.2. Writing, Decoration, and Other Notations]
Modulemsdescription
AttributesAttributes att.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source))
hands(hands) specifies the number of distinct hands identified within the manuscript
Status Optional
Datatype
Member of
Contained by
msdescription: physDesc
May contain
core: p
header: handNote
linking: ab
msdescription: summary
Declaration
element handDesc
{
   tei_att.global.attributes,
   attribute hands { text }?,
   ( tei_model.pLike+ | ( tei_summary?, tei_handNote+ ) )
}
Example
<handDesc>
 <handNote scope="major">Written throughout in <term>angelicana formata</term>.</handNote>
</handDesc>
Example
<handDesc hands="2">
 <p>The manuscript is written in two contemporary hands, otherwise
   unknown, but clearly those of practised scribes. Hand I writes
   ff. 1r-22v and hand II ff. 23 and 24. Some scholars, notably
   Verner Dahlerup and Hreinn Benediktsson, have argued for a third hand
   on f. 24, but the evidence for this is insubstantial.</p>
</handDesc>