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KYPRIANOS A5

Archive name: Naqlun Hermitage Magical Archive
Trismegistos Archive ID: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos Collections for the archive.
Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 451 – 500
Provenance: Hermitage 44, Naqlun, Egypt
Trismegistos Place ID: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos Places for the place of provenance.
Manuscripts: KYP M63 64 65
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Classification:

These manuscripts comprise an “archive”, meaning that they were likely brought together and deposited by an ancient person or persons.

Description:

A group of texts found in Hermitage 44 of Naqlun in the Fayum, inhabited by the monk Phoibammon.

Acquisition:

Excavated in Hermitage 44 of Naqlun in the Fayum, 1.2 km from the Church of the Archangel Gabriel.

Dating:

All manuscripts date to between 451-500 CE, the period of the occupation of the site (Godlewski 2000).

Language/dialect:

Naqlun N. 45/95 (M64) and Naqlun N. 44/95 (M65) are both written in non-standard Sahidic Coptic. Naqlun N. 41/97 is written in both Coptic and Greek.

Materiality/composition:

All three manuscripts are parchment, but no other clear similarities in format can be observed (KD 20/11/2020).

Content:

Naqlun N.45/95 (M64) contains an applied curse; Naqlun N.44/95 (M65) seems to contain an applied separation spell; Naqlun N.41/97 (M63) contains a reconciliation procedure and healing recipes.

Discussion:

Only one Coptic curse is published (Naqlun N.45/95 = M64); the remaining texts comprise a Greek/Coptic formulary containing a reconciliation procedure and healing recipes (Naqlun N.41/97 = M63) and a broken Coptic parchment, perhaps containing a separation procedure (Naqlun N.44/95 = M65). An edition of these texts, along with other documentary texts found in the hermitage, is in preparation by Jacques van der Vliet.

Bibliography:

Godlewski, Włodzimierz. “The Hermitage of Apa Phoibamon.” In Krzysztof M. Ciałowicz and Janusz A. Ostrowski (editors), Civilisations du Bassin Méditerranéen: Hommages à Joachim Sliwa. Krakow: Université Jagellone Institut d’Archéologie, 2000, p. 91-98.

van der Vliet, Jacques. “Les Anges du Soleil”. Études Coptes VII (2000): 319-337.


Edit History:

KD (29/9/2020); EL (29/9/2020); KD (20/11/2020)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP A5: Naqlun Hermitage Magical Archive," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/archive/kyp-a5. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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