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KYPRIANOS M8

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

LACMA MA 80.202.214 = 80.202.192

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

See all texts in this manuscript.

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. 401 – 800
Date notes:

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.

Image: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/collections.lacma.org-images/remote_images/ma-50733-WEB.jpg?Le8HbXg1uKYQPEDtbHvnrnz2JgvHmGIX

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)

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.
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).

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)


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 02/07/2022

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