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KYPRIANOS A86

Archive name: Aban, Son of Daday Incantation Bowl Dossier
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. 501 – 800
Provenance: Birs-Nimrud (Borsippa), South Iraq (Mesopotamia)
Trismegistos Place ID: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos Places for the place of provenance.
Manuscripts: KYP M3810 3811
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Classification:

These incantations bowls may comprise a “dossier”, meaning that they were both created for the same ancient person Aban, son of Daday (אבאן בר דדי). The bowls are also written by the same scribe.

Description:

Two incantation bowls for protecting a man named Aban, son of Daday (אבאן בר דדי), his house and shop from the evil eye, and for securing prosperity for them.

Acquisition:

The two bowls were excavated by Hormuzd Rassam in Birs-Nimrud (Borsippa), South Iraq (Mesopotamia). The British Museum acquired both bowls in 1880.

Dating:

The British Museum collection website lists both of the bowls as having been written between the sixth and eighth century.

Language/dialect:

The two bowls are written in Jewish Aramaic.

Materiality/composition:

The two partial duplicate bowls were written by the same hand, and are both incomplete. only CAMIB 21A has been repaired. They are around 15.6-16.2 cm in diameter, and 5.8-6 cm high.

Content:
Discussion:
Bibliography: Segal, Judah B. Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum (CAMIB). BMP, London, 2000, no. 21A-22A
Sokoloff, Michael. A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods. Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 2002, Source Bo 134.
Edit History:

Information created by AS during the digitisation of the “Prosopography of magic bowls” by Ortal-Paz Saar, entered by KD (23/6/2022)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP A86: Aban, Son of Daday Incantation Bowl Dossier," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/archive/kyp-a86. Accessed on 09/02/2023

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