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KYPRIANOS M8

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

PCM 1 14
PCM I 14
LACMA MA 80.202.214

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

Magical (unclear)

Contents:

1. Ro ll. 1-14: Invocation for unclear purposes

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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. 601 – 800
Date notes:

7th to 8th century (Dosoo/Preininger 2023: 225). 5th to 8th century according to TM 26/10/2016. Dieleman (2006) does not date the ostracon.

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

Published.

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Form:

Ostracon (pottery)

Material:

Ostracon (pottery)

Dimensions (cm): Height: 18.8 Width: 7.5 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Dieleman 2006: p. 20. Dimensions given on website as 6 x 6.8cm, but this appears to be for the wrong object.

Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Incomplete, fragment of a plate. Top and right-hand part missing.

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, 14 lines.

Hand:

Bilinear

Findspot:

Egypt (?)

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

Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Los Angeles, County Museum of Art

Collection History:

Gift of Jerome F. Snyder (Collection Website, 6/12/2018). Acquired by the LACMA on the 31st of December 1980 (personal communication with LACMA, information from internal museum database, 27/9/2022).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 1393
Collection website: https://collections.lacma.org/node/245077

Notes/Discussion:

The numbering by Dieleman (LACMA 80.202.214) does not correspond with the number in TM (MA 80.202.192) although they reference his article as the key source. The object is currently (6/12/2018) listed on the collection website as M.80.202.213 (incorrectly described as “Ostracon with Demotic Inscription”), but appears in the past to have been listed as M80.202.214 (see e.g. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ostracon_with_Coptic_Inscription_and_Figural_Depictions_LACMA_M.80.202.214.jpg).

Bibiliography
Editions:

Dieleman, Jacco. “A Coptic Magical Text from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.” Coptica 5 (2006): 20–31.

★ 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. 225-227, no. 14.


Translations:
General:

Love, Edward. “Apa Baula and The Destroyer: The Embedding of Efficacy in Figural Amulets/Deposits from Roman and Early Islamic Egypt”, in Korshi Dosoo und Jean-Charles Coulon (eds.), Magikon Zōon: Magikon Zōon: Animal et magie dans l’Antiquité et au Moyen Âge | Animal and Magic from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. Paris-Orléans: Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes, 2022, 621-659.

Martin Hernandez, Raquel, and Sofia Torallas Tovar. “The Use of the Ostracon in Magical Practice in Late antique Egypt. Magical handbooks vs. Material Evidence.” Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni 80 (2014): p. 796 no. 10.


Trismegistos ID:

642006

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 (26/10/2018); KD (7/12/2018); EL (29/3/2019); team (4/5/2020); MPS (12/1/2022); MPS (14/10/2022); KD (20/11/2023)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M8," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m8. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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