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KYPRIANOS M9

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

P. Mich. Inv. 593

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

Magical (formulary)

Contents:

1. p. 1 l. 1 – p. 5 l. 19: Invocation of God by Seth and instructions for its use
2. p. 5 l. 19-p. 6 l. 7: Against reptile’s bite (healing)
3. p. 6 ll. 7-4: For jaundice (healing)
4. p. 6 ll. 5-7: For one who is swollen (healing)
5. p. 6 ll. 7-9: For rib pain (healing)
6. p. 6 ll. 9-10: For spleen (healing)
7. p. 6 ll. 10-11: For headache (healing)
8. p. 6 ll. 11-14: For one who has been troubled (healing?)
9. p. 6 ll. 15-16: For fever (healing)
10. p. 6 l. 16-p.7 l. 1: For vertigo (healing)
11. p. 7 ll. 1-3: For fear of the night (healing)
12. p. 7 ll. 3-5: For insomnia (healing)
13. p. 7 ll. 5-7: For one who doesn’t regularly sleep with woman (healing? love spell?)
14. p. 7 ll. 7-10: For one with a worm (healing)
15. p. 7 ll. 10-12: For burning (healing)
16. p. 7 ll. 12-14: For strep throat (healing)
17. p. 7 ll. 14-17: For gouty joints (healing)
18. p. 7 l. 17-p. 8 l. 1: For seizure (healing)
19. p. 8 ll. 1-4: For one who is slow (healing)
20. p. 8 ll. 4-6: For haemorrhage (healing)
21. p. 8 ll. 7-12: For estranged people (reconciliation)
22. p. 8 ll. 12-16: To prevent enemies prevailing (protection)
23. p. 8 l. 16-p. 9 l. 2: For protection of house and sheep enclosures (protection)
24. p. 9 ll. 3-7: For woman with issue of blood (healing)
25. p. 9 ll. 7-10: For merchant to profit (business ritual)
26. p. 9 ll. 11-15: For safety of ships at sea (protection)
27. p. 9 l. 15-p. 10 l. 3: For ruler to spare you (favour or protection)
28. p. 10 ll. 4-8: For dream revelation (divination)
29. p. 10 ll. 8-11: To cause desire (love spell)
30. p. 10 ll. 10-12: For men of village (favour?)
31. p. 10 l. 15-p. 11 l. 10: For safety of house and walkway (protection)
32. p.11 ll. 10-12: To protect animals from evil eye (protection)
33. p. 11 ll. 8-12: For a woman whose milk doesn’t flow (healing)
34. p. 11 l. 12-p. 12 l. 5: Further instructions for using the invocation
35. p. 12 ll. 6-14: Voces magicae in a stela
36. p. 13 l. 1-p. 20 l. 17: Invocation

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 – 700
Date notes:

301-600 CE (TM 25/9/2018); 4th-7th century CE (Bélanger Sarrazin 2017: p. 379); 301-600 CE (Michigan APIS website 25/9/2018).

Archive/collection: question mark icon Larger collection to which manuscript belongs. KYP A10
Archive name: Coptic Wizard’s Hoard
State of edition:

Published. New edition in progress by R. Bélanger Sarrazin.

Image: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis?type=boolean;view=reslist;xc=1;rgn1=apis_inv;select1=phrase;q1=P.Mich.inv.%2520593

Form:

Codex

Material:

Papyrus

Dimensions (cm): Height: 15.8 Width: 17.1 Depth:
Dimensions (notes):

Page size varies. From Michigan APIS website (5/6/2020):
p. 1 15.7 x 15.9 cm, ll. 1-16
p. 2 15.7 x 15.9 cm, ll 1-16
p. 3 15.6 x 16 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 4 15.6 x 16 cm, ll. 1-18
p. 5 15.5 x 15.5 cm, ll. 1-18
p. 6 15.5 x 15.5 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 7 15.8 x 16.4 cm, ll. 1-18
p. 8 15.8 x 16.4 cm., ll. 1-18
p. 9 15.8 x 17.1 cm, ll. 1-18
p. 10 15.8 x 17.1 cm, ll. 1-18
p. 11 15.6 x 15.5 cm, ll. 1-15
p. 12 15.6 x 15.5 cm, ll. 1-15
p. 13 15.1 x 15.1 cm, ll.1-15
p. 14 15.1 x 15.1 cm, ll. 1-15
p. 15 14.7 x 15.1 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 16 14.7 x 15.1 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 17 15.5 x 15.4 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 18 15.5 x 15.4 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 19 15.5 x 15.4 cm, ll. 1-17
p. 20 15.5 x 15.4 cm, ll. 1-18

Folding pattern:

Rolled up in antiquity, various vertical and horizontal lines.

State of preservation:

Complete, some damage.

Pages/Columns: question mark icon Total surviving columns in the manuscript for rolls, sheets and rotuli; total number of pages for codices.

20

Pages/Columns (notes):

First quire of 16 pages (8 leaves, 4 folded sheets) and second quire of 4 pages (2 leaves, 1 folded sheet).

Hand:

Hands 1-3.

Findspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Place of purchase:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Writingspot:

Egypt

(TM places ID: 49)
Present Location:

Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library

Collection History:

Brought from Egypt to the British Museum in Feburary 1921 by Wallis Budge and soon after acquired by the University of Michigan. (Worrell 1930: p. 239). Numbers 593-603 were part of a single find, and 594-603 seem to have been rolled together (Acquisition reports online 26/1/2021).

Trismegistos collection: question mark icon Page on the database Trismegistos collections for the institution which currently houses the manuscript. 12
Collection website: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis?type=boolean;view=reslist;xc=1;rgn1=apis_inv;select1=phrase;q1=P.Mich.inv.%2520593

Notes/Discussion:

Text edited in Worrell alongside other copy of this text (P. Mich. Inv. 599 + 594 + 603 + 596 = KYP M15).

Bibiliography
Editions: ★ Worrell, W. H. "A Coptic Wizard's Hoard." The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures 46 no. 4 (1930): 239–262.
Translations: Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 304–310, no. 133.
Mirecki, Paul. “The Coptic Wizard's Hoard.” The Harvard Theological Review vol. 87 no. 4 (1994): 435–460.
General: "A Wizard's Hoard" online description at Michigan APIS (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/a/apis/x-3648/1)
Acquisition reports online 26/1/2021: https://apps.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/papyrology/acq-reports/Inventory%20of%20Coptic%2C%20Sept.%201921.pdf

Trismegistos ID:

100021

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

133

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

4

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); EL (19/11/2018); KD (6/12/2018); KD (30/9/2019); team (5/6/2020); MPS (12/1/2022); JS (26/02/22)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M9," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m9. Accessed on 18/08/2022

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