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KYPRIANOS M44

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Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

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

Magical (formulary)

Contents:

1. p. l ll. 1-3: To banish a man from his village (?) (curse)
2. p. 1 ll. 4-5: For causing leprosy (?) (curse)
3. p.1 ll. 6-10: Binding a bridegroom (curse)
4. p. 1 ll. 11-16: A man whom you want to be hated by every other (separation, curse)
5. p. 1 ll. 17-20: For fishing (curse?)
6. p. 1 ll. 21-23: Destruction of a water-wheel (curse)
7. p. 2 ll. 1-5: For silencing the husband of a woman (curse)
8. p. 2 ll. 6-9: To prevent a man doing his work (?) (curse)
9. p. 2 ll. 10-13: To make a woman hated (curse)
10. p. 2 ll. 13-16: To destroy (curse)
11. p. 2 ll. 17-19: To put a man to death (curse)
12. p. 2 ll. 20-23: The destruction of a house (separation curse)
13. p. 3 ll. 1-5: Desire (love spell)
14. p. 3 ll. 6-11: To make a woman confess her lovers
15. p. 3 ll. 12-14: Curse
16. p. 3 ll. 15-20: A banishment (?) (curse)
17. p. 3 ll. 21-24: A driving away (?) (curse)
18. p. 4 ll. 1-2: A hatred (curse)
19. p. 4 ll. 3-5: Causing pain (curse)
20. p. 4 ll. 6-10: A tested desire-procedure (love spell)
21. p. 4 ll. 11-17: To put hatred between a man and a woman (separation curse)
22. p. 4 ll. 18-20: A great desire (love spell)
23. p. 4 ll. 21-26: To put a tick live on cows (curse)

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

Language/dialect notes:

Contains several Arabic loanwords. 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:

TM (24/9/2018)

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Archive name:
State of edition:

Published.

Image:

Form:

Codex

Material:

Paper

Dimensions (cm): Height: 14.8 Width: 10.6 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Chassinat 1955: p. 7.

Folding pattern:

Bifolio shows one horizontal and vertical crease on each page, showing that the manuscript as a whole was folded once in each direction.

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.

4

Pages/Columns (notes):

4-page codex. Fol. 1 Ro: (=p. 1) 23 lines, Vo (=p. 2): 23 lines; fol. 2. Ro (=p. 3) 24 lines; Vo (=p. 3): 25 lines.

Hand:

Findspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Cairo, Coptic Museum

Collection History:

No acquisition information.

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Collection website:

Notes/Discussion:

Bibiliography
Editions:

Chassinat, Émile. Le manuscrit magique copte no. 42573 du Musée égyptien du Caire. Bibliothèque d’études coptes. Vol. 4. Cairo: L’Institut français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1955.


Translations:

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, p. 126-129, 175-176.


General:

Drescher, James. “Review of Le Manuscrit magique copte No. 42573 du Musée Égyptien du Caire by É. Chassinat”. In The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 43 (1957): 118-121.


Trismegistos ID:

102268

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”

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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 (24/9/2018); MPS (15/2/2019); KD (23/5/2019); EL (14/6/2019); KD (17/2/2020); Team (13/7/2020); MPS (22/3/2021)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M44," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m44. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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