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KYPRIANOS M3735

Sigla: question mark icon Modern names for the manuscript, including inventory and publication numbers.

CAMIB 2A
BM 91758
BM Registration No. 1886,0109.7

Category: question mark icon Classification of the contents, e.g. magical (formulary or applied), alchemical, liturgical, documentary or medical.

Magical (applied)
Incantation Bowl

Contents:

1. ll. 1-13: Incantation bowl to protect a man named Busi son of Gurdušta (בוסי בר גרדושתא) from demons (applied amulet).

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Language(s):

Aramaic (Jewish)

Script(s):

Aramaic

Dialect:

Jewish Aramaic

Language/dialect notes:
Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 501 – 800
Date notes:

Coll. website (1/10/2021).

Archive/collection: question mark icon Larger collection to which manuscript belongs.
Archive name:
State of edition:

Published.

Image: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1886-0109-7

Form:

Bowl

Material:

Pottery

Dimensions (cm): Height: Width: 16.7 Depth: 6.1
Dimensions (notes):

From coll. website (1/10/2021)

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Complete, repaired.

Pages/Columns: question mark icon Total surviving columns in the manuscript for rolls, sheets and rotuli; total number of pages for codices.

1

Pages/Columns (notes):

1 text block, 13 lines, written in a spiral on the inside of the bowl.

Hand:

Findspot:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

(TM places ID: 47791)
Place of purchase:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

(TM places ID: 47791)
Writingspot:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

(TM places ID: 47791)
Present Location:

London, British Museum

Collection History:

Acquired 1886 (coll. website 1/10/2021).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 193
Collection website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1886-0109-7

Notes/Discussion:

The name Busi is probably Iranian. Pus, meaning “son”, is a not uncommon personal name, for which see Gignoux 1986, no. 782. Gurdušta is probably an Iranian compound name, meaning “Friend of the hero” (Gurd-dost, došt being a dialectal variant of dost) (Segal 2000: p.44)

Bibiliography
Editions:

Segal, Judah B. Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum (CAMIB). BMP, London, 2000, no. 2A.


Translations:
General:

Gignoux, Philippe. Noms propres sassinides en moyen perse épigraphique (Iranisches Personennamenbuch, II/2). Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1986, no. 782.

Sokoloff, Michael. A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods. Ramat-Gan: Bar Ilan University Press, 2002, Source Bo 130.


Trismegistos ID: PAThs:
PGM: question mark icon Papyri Gracae Magicae SM: question mark icon Supplementum Magicum GEMF: question mark icon Greek and Egyptian Magical Formularies (forthcoming) ACM: question mark icon Ancient Christian Magic
Bélanger Sarrazin: question mark icon Bélanger-Sarrazin. “Catalogue des textes magiques coptes” AKZ: question mark icon Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte CBd: question mark icon Campbell-Bonner Magical Gems Database Mert.-Pack: question mark icon Mertens-Pack online database
Van H: question mark icon van Haelst, Catalogue des papyrus littéraires Bruyn-Dijkstra: question mark icon de Bruyn and Dijkstra, “Greek Amulets and Formularies (Checklist)" TheDefix: question mark icon Thesaurus Defixionum To Zodion:
Edit History:

Information from the “Prosopography of magic bowls” by Ortal-Paz Saar entered by KD (1/10/2021); KD (12/10/2021); KD (18/10/2021)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M3735," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m3735. Accessed on 21/05/2024

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