We’ve just posted our latest update to the Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects.
The update includes:
- 24 new manuscript entries, bringing the total to 1012.
- These contain Greek and/or Coptic magical and liturgical texts from Egypt and other parts of the Roman Empire, as well as Aramaic incantation bowls from the Prosopographic Database of Magical Bowls produced by Ortal-Paz Saar.
- 2 new text entries, bringing the total to 169. The two texts we chose for this update are
- P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 685 p. 10 ll. 1-18, the instructions for creating an amulet empowered by Nassklnē, a being who protected King Solomon.
- P. Palau Rib. Inv. 412R, an amulet for protecting animals, containing the incipits (first lines) of the four canonical gospels, Psalm LXX 90, and the Letter of Jesus to Abgar.
- 1 new archive entry, bringing the total to 18, consisting of 7 Aramaic incantation bowls intended to protect a man named Mahperoz son of Hindu, and his wife, Panoi.