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KYPRIANOS M3912

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

CAMIB 47A
BM 91711
BM Registration number: N.1847

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. 1-8: Incantation bowl probably for protecting a woman named Mama (מאמא) from demons.

See all texts in this manuscript.

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 (31/07/2022)

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

Published

Image: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/image/419310001

Form:

Bowl

Material:

Pottery

Dimensions (cm): Height: Width: 16.51 Depth: 6.99
Dimensions (notes):

Collection website (31/07/2022)

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Complete; text in poor condition.

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, 8 lines inscribed in spiral from the centre outwards with remains of ten concentric circles of Aramaic characters inside bowl.

Hand:

Findspot:

Arban (Tell Ajaja), Syria

(TM places ID: 4800)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Arban, Syria

(TM places ID: 4800)
Present Location:

London, British Museum

Collection History:

Excavated by Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894) (coll. website 31/07/2022).

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_N-1847

Notes/Discussion:

The name Mama (מאמא) is a Semitic word meaning “mummy” (Segal, p. 65).

The text contains a list of planetary deities that also appears in BM. 91771 (KYP M3905).

Bibiliography
Editions:

Segal, Judah B. Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum (CAMIB). BMP, London, 2000, no. 47A.


Translations:
General:

Müller-Kessler C. “Die Zauberschalensammlung des British Museum”, Archiv für Orientforschung 48/49 (2001/2002): p. 129, 047A.

Simpson, St. John. “From Tekrit to the Jaghjagh: Sasanian sites, settlement patterns and material culture in northern Mesopotamia”, in Continuity and Change in Northern Mesopotamia from the Hellenistic to the Early Islamic Period. Dietrich Reimer, edited by K. Bartl & S.R. Hauser. Berlin: Reimer-Verlag, 1996, p. 90.


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 (15/9/2022); KD (27/9/2022)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M3912," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m3912. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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