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KYPRIANOS M3943

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

P. Mich. inv. 3527

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

Magical (applied ?)

Contents:

1. Sheets 1-3, recto: Uncertain text; applied amulet for healing/protection (?).

See all texts in this manuscript.

Language(s):

Greek (?)
Egyptian (Coptic) (?)

Script(s):

Coptic (?)
Greek (?)

Dialect:
Language/dialect notes:

Language is unknown, since sheets have never been unfolded.

Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 1 – 900
Date notes:

Since text is not visible, the date is very uncertain.

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

Unpublished.

Image: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-9873/3527.tif

Form:

sheet

Material:

Papyrus

Dimensions (cm): Height: Width: Depth:
Dimensions (notes):
Folding pattern:

All three papyrus sheets are well folded.

State of preservation:

Apparently complete; original report describes four pieces of papyrus, so it is possible that one amulet has been lost.

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

3

Pages/Columns (notes):

Three separate papyrus pieces; perhaps 3 different texts. The lack of visible text on the outside suggests they were written on the recto only.

Hand:

Findspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase:

Cairo, Egypt

(TM places ID: 2740)
Writingspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library

Collection History:

The papyrus was purchased from Maurice Nahman in 1925 and came to University in October 1926 as a gift of Oscar Weber and Richard H. Webber (of Detroit) (Collection website 5/9/2023).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript.
Collection website: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-9873/3527.tif

Notes/Discussion:

Three strips of papyrus folded into packets and attached to a string. The original report describes four strips, so it is possible one has since been lost. Apparently never unfolded.

Bibiliography
Editions:
Translations:
General:

Bell, H.I. “Report on Papyri: 1925 Consignment” (1925) p. 21 (no. 277), online at https://apps.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/papyrology/acq-reports/Report%20on%20Papyri%2C%20etc.%2C%20of%201925%20consignment.pdf


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:

MPS (5/9/2023); KD (16/10/2023)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M3943," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m3943. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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