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KYPRIANOS M3887

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

CAMIB 27A
BM 117824
BM Registration number: 1925,1015.4

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. Inside ll. 1-19: Incantation bowl has an unclear incantation, apparently for protecting a woman named Mamay daughter of Immi from demons.

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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 (27/07/2022).

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

Published.

Image: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/image/742791001

Form:

Bowl

Material:

Pottery

Dimensions (cm): Height: Width: 23.5 Depth: 12.7
Dimensions (notes):

Collection website (27/07/2022).

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Complete.

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 in bowl, 19 lines Inscribed in spiral from the centre outwards. The text is written in a disordered fashion and decipherment is difficult.

Hand:

Findspot:

Iraq (Mesopotamia)

(TM places ID: 47791)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Iraq (Mesopotamia) (?)

(TM places ID: 47791)
Present Location:

London, British Museum

Collection History:

Acquired in 1925 by purchase from Major Clive Kirkpatrick Daly (coll. website 27/07/2022).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript.
Collection website: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/W_1925-1015-4

Notes/Discussion:

According to Segal (p. 68), the client is named Mamay, daughter of Zutra and granddaughter of Immi. Ortal-Paz Saar does not find his argument regarding line 6 convincing, since the text repeatedly says בת אימי (daughter of Immi).

Zutra (זוטרא) is Semitic, meaning “small”, an appellation rather than a proper name (Segal, p. 68). Segal believes it is Mamay’s patronym. Ortal-Paz Saar also wonders whether it is possible that there are two persons mentioned in this bowl: one Mamay bat Zutra (מאמי בת זוטרא), who is the adversary of the client, Mamay bat Immi (מאמי בת אימי ).

Bibiliography
Editions:

Segal, Judah B. Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum (CAMIB). BMP, London, 2000, no. 27A.


Translations:
General:

Müller-Kessler C. “Die Zauberschalensammlung des British Museum”, in Archiv für Orientforschung, 48/49, 2001/2, 123, 027A.


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 digitised by AS entered by KD (13/9/2022)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M3887," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m3887. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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