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KYPRIANOS M55

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P. Hermitage Copt. 65
St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum 18330
Previously in the Academy of science, St. Petersburg

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

Magical (applied ?)

Contents:

1. Ro ll. x+1-15: Applied amulet (?) against fever containing names of the Three Hebrew Youths and Matthew 8.14-15 (healing).

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Sahidic

Language/dialect notes:

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 – 1000
Date notes:

701-1000 (papyri.info/apis/hermitage.apis.358, 26/9/2018); 301-500 (TM 14/12/2018), but this is much too early. Since it is paper, the earliest date should be 901 CE onwards (KD 17/6/2019).

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Archive name:
State of edition:

Published. New edition desirable.

Image:

Form:

Sheet

Material:

Paper

Dimensions (cm): Height: 7 Width: 4.5 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Jernstedt (1959: p. 146)

Folding pattern:

2 horizontal creases, breaks at top and bottom presumably along horizontal creases.

State of preservation:

Fragmentary, torn at all sides.

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 column recto, 15 surviving lines.

Hand:

Unimodular, bilinear, semi-formal, sloping

Findspot:

Egypt

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

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

St Petersburg, Hermitage Museum

Collection History:

No acquisition information.

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 316
Collection website: http://papyri.info/apis/hermitage.apis.358

Notes/Discussion:

Wrongly identified as parchment by the editor (http://papyri.info/apis/hermitage.apis.358)

The bibliography on Trismegistos is incorrect; Pernigotti ( “La magia copta: i testi.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II 18.5, edited by W. Hasse and H. Temporini. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995, 3727, no. 38) misunderstood a passing reference to the text as part of the larger corpus of fever amulets mentioning the Three Hebrew Youths in Quecke (“Zwei koptische Amulette der Papyrussammlung der Universität Heidelberg.” Le Muséon no. 76 (1963): 247–265, pp. 257-258); the text which Quecke gives, and which Pernigotti translates as “P. Ermitage” (no. 38) is in fact P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 685 p. 18 ll. 1-14 (KD 23/2/2020).

Bibiliography
Editions:

Jernstedt, Peter Viktorovich. Коптские тексты государственного Эрмитажа (P.Hermitage). Moskow-Leningrad: Izd-vo Akademii Nauk SSSR, 1959, p. 146-148, no. 65.


Translations:
General:

Bélanger Sarrazin, Roxanne. “’Just as You Quenched the Fiery Furnace of Nebuchadnezzar, Also Quench Every Fever.’ The Three Holy Children in Coptic Magic.” Vigiliae Christianae 78 (2024): 58-86, esp. p. 84.

Bélanger Sarrazin, Roxanne. “Les appels au « Jésus guérisseur » dans les formules iatromagiques coptes”, in Études coptes XVI. Dix-huintième journée dàétudes (Bruxelles, 22-24 juin 2017) (Cahiers de la bibiothèque copte 23), edited by Anne Boud’hors, Esther Garel, Catherine Louis and Naïm Vanthieghem. Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2020, p. 194-195.


Trismegistos ID:

105607

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”

185

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 25/9/2018; MPS 26/9/2018; KD (14/12/2018); EL (22/3/2019); KD (17/6/2019); EL (14/8/2020); MPS (12/1/2022); KD (2/2/2024)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M55," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m55. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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