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KYPRIANOS M89

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

Berlin P. 8325
BKU 1 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. 1-7 + x+8-17: Love spell.

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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. 651 – 800
Date notes:

Almost certainly 651-800, since part of Berlin Library, all of which have similar hands (KD). 801-900 (Beltz 1983: p. 74)

Archive/collection: question mark icon Larger collection to which manuscript belongs. KYP A14
Archive name: Berlin Library
State of edition:

Published. No published image. New edition desirable.

Image:

Form:

Sheet

Material:

Papyrus

Dimensions (cm): Height: 17.3 Width: 10.3 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Larger fragment: 11.5 x 10.3; smaller fragment: 5.8 x 10.3 (EL from autopsy 20/11/2019); 18 x 10 (Erman 1904: p. 5); 12 x 10 cm (Beltz 1983: p. 74)

Folding pattern:

12 (?) horizontal and 3 (?) vertical creases (EL from autopsy 20/11/2019)

State of preservation:

Incomplete, two fragments broken across a horizontal fold without a join, considerable damage along other folds, section missing in the upper half.

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 (→), 17 surviving lines.

Hand:

Hand B (Dosoo forthcoming)

Findspot:

Arsinoites (Fayum), Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 332)
Place of purchase:

Arsinoites (Fayum), Egypt

(TM places ID: 332)
Writingspot:

Arsinoites (Fayum), Egypt (?)

(TM places ID: 332)
Present Location:

Berlin, Staatliche Museen

Collection History:

Purchased by Dr. Reinhardt in the Fayum (Erman 1895: p. 44); Beltz, probably mistakenly, claims that it was acquired from the antiquities market in Cairo in the same year (1983: p. 74).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 40
Collection website: http://berlpap.smb.museum/

Notes/Discussion:

TM (11/10/2018) mistakenly lists as parchment.

Bibiliography
Editions:

Beltz, Walter. “Die koptischen Zauberpapyri der Papyrus-Sammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin.” Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 29 (1983): p. 74-75, no. I 547.

Erman, Adolf. Aegyptische Urkunden aus dem Koeniglichen Museen zu Berlin: Koptische Urkunden. Vol. 1. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1904, p. 5, no. 4.


Translations:

Dosoo, Korshi. “Horus, Sabaoth, Satanas: La « Bibliothèque de Berlin » et autres fonds d’archives magiques de l’Égypte romaine et les premières siècles de la période islamique”, in La magie et les sciences occultes dans le monde islamique edited by Jean-Charles Coulon (forthcoming).

Lexa, František. La magie dans l’Égypte antique de l’ancien empire jusqu’à l’époque copte. Vol. 2. Les textes magiques. Paris: Librairie orientaliste P. Geuthner, 1925, p. 8325, no. V.

Kropp, Angelicus. Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte. Übersetzungen und Anmerkungen. Vol. 2. Bruxelles: Édition de la Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth, 1931, p. 24-25, no. 10.

Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 160-161, no. 76.


General:

Erman, Adolf. “Ein koptischer Zauberer.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 33 (1895): 43-46.

Erman, Adolf. “Heidnisches bei den Kopten.” Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 33 (1895): 48-50.

Jernstedt, P. “Graeco-Coptica”, Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 64 (1929): 134.


Trismegistos ID:

98067

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

76

Bélanger Sarrazin: question mark icon Bélanger-Sarrazin. “Catalogue des textes magiques coptes”

59

AKZ: question mark icon Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte

2.1

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)"

98067

TheDefix: question mark icon Thesaurus Defixionum To Zodion:
Edit History:

EL (23/10/2018; 20/11/2019); MPS (1/7/2019); KD (8/5/2019); KD (1/6/2020); EL (17/8/2020)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M89," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m89. Accessed on 20/07/2024

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