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KYPRIANOS M43

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

PCM 1 30
PCM I 30
P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 408
P. Heid. Kopt. 4

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

Magical (formulary)

Contents:

1. Ro. ll. 1-21: Curse to destroy a business or place (?)
2. Ro ll. 22-25, Vo. ll. 1-6: Curse to destroy a business, place or person

See all texts in this manuscript.

Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Sahidic with Fayumic features

Language/dialect notes:

Dosoo/Preininger (2023: 406); Beck (2018: p. 46) suggests Middle Egyptian influence, but Fayumic seems more likely given the lack of other Middle Egyptian features. See related texts for further notes.

Date: question mark icon Dates are CE unless preceded by a minus sign <->, in which case they are BCE. 901 – 1100
Date notes:

Palaeographic dating from Beck (2018: p. 45) and Dosoo/Preininger (2023: p. 406); ‘Dating unknown’ (Mößner und Nauerth 2015: p. 305)

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

Published.

Image: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/p_kopt_408/0001/thumbs

Form:

Sheet

Material:

Paper

Dimensions (cm): Height: 22 Width: 18 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Beck (2018: p. 45); Dosoo/Preininger (2023: 406).

Folding pattern:

Perhaps 1 vertical crease, 12 horizontal creases

State of preservation:

Complete, some damage to lower left and upper right.

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

2

Pages/Columns (notes):

1 column each, verso and recto, recto 25 lines, verso 6 lines.

Hand:

Sloping, quadrilinear tendencies, unimodular, semi-formal, regular

Findspot:

Arsinoites (Fayum), Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 332)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Arsinoites (Fayum), Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 332)
Present Location:

Heidelberg, Institut für Papyrologie

Collection History:

Sold to the Heidelberger Papyrussammlung by Adolf Grohmann in March 1935 (Beck 2018: p. 46; Dosoo/Preininger 2023: 406).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 156
Collection website: https://www.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/papyri/view/p_kopt_408/

Notes/Discussion:

Bibiliography
Editions:

Beck, Susanne. “4. Ein Rezept und zwei Beschwörungen”. In Coptica Palatina. Koptische Texte aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung (P. Heid. Kopt.), edited by Anne Boud’hors, Alain Delattre, Tonio Sebastian Richter, Gesa Schenke, and Georg Schmelz, Veröffentlichungen aus der Heidelberger Papyrussammlung. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, 2018, p. 45-52, no. 4.

★ Dosoo, Korshi, and Markéta Preininger. Papyri Copticae Magicae. Coptic Magical Texts, Volume 1: Formularies (PCM I 1), Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete – Beihefte 48. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2023, p. 405-411, no. 30.


Translations:
General:

Love, Edward O. D. ““Crum’s Chicken”: Alpak, Demonised Donkeys, and Avianised Demons among the Figures of Demotic, Greek, and Coptic Magical Texts”, in Magikon Zōon: Animal and Magic, edited by Korshi Dosoo and Jean-Charles Coulon (forthcoming).

Mößner, Tamara and Claudia Nauerth. “Koptische Text und ihre Bilder.” In Ägyptische Magie und ihre Umwelt, edited by Andrea Jördens, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2015, p. 305.


Trismegistos ID:

832290

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:

EL (24/9/2018); KD (5/2/2019); MPS (1/3/2019); Team (13/7/2020); KD (11/3/2021); MPS (12/1/2022); MPS (9/11/2022); KD (20/12/2022); KD (8/1/2024)
; KD (20/11/2023)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M43," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m43. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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