|Archive name:||Aban, Son of Daday Incantation Bowl Dossier|
|Trismegistos Archive ID: Page on the database Trismegistos Collections for the archive.|
|Date: 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: Page on the database Trismegistos Places for the place of provenance.|
|Manuscripts:||KYP M3810 3811|
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.
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.
The two bowls were excavated by Hormuzd Rassam in Birs-Nimrud (Borsippa), South Iraq (Mesopotamia). The British Museum acquired both bowls in 1880.
The British Museum collection website lists both of the bowls as having been written between the sixth and eighth century.
The two bowls are written in Jewish Aramaic.
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.
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.
Information created by AS during the digitisation of the “Prosopography of magic bowls” by Ortal-Paz Saar, entered by KD (23/6/2022)