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KYPRIANOS M91

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Anchorite’s Grotto texts 25-29

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Magical (applied)

Contents:

1. Text 25: Incipits of the Four Gospels
2. Text 26: Letter of Jesus to Abgar
3. Text 27a: Names of the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
4. Text 27b: Names of more martyrs
5. Text 28a: Remains of names
6. Text 28b: Sator areto formula, identified as the nails of Christ
7. Text 28c: Names
8. Text 29: Names of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
(All texts are presumably for protection)

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Language(s):

Egyptian (Coptic)

Script(s):

Coptic

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

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. 738 – 740
Date notes:

Written between ca. 738 and 740, based on the date of the graffito written by the monk Theophilos in 739 CE(Griffith 1927: p. 88, no. 24)

Archive/collection: question mark icon Larger collection to which manuscript belongs. KYP A13
Archive name: Anchorite's Grotto
State of edition:

Published.

Image:

Form:

Wall painting

Material:

Wall inscription (plaster)

Dimensions (cm): Height: Width: Depth:
Dimensions (notes):
Folding pattern:
State of preservation:

Fragmentary, right part is lost (DBMNT 1651 (5/11/2018))

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

9

Pages/Columns (notes):

Text 25 is written in four circles, each with 9 lines. Text 26 is written in 1 column of 24 lines. Text 27 is written in 2 columns, the most complete of which has 22 lines. Text 28 is written in 1 column, of which 26 lines survive in part. Text 29 consists of 1 column, of which 8 lines survive.

Hand:

Theophilos

Findspot:

Pachora (Faras), Sudan

(TM places ID: 3170)
Place of purchase: (TM places ID: )
Writingspot:

Pachora (Faras), Sudan

(TM places ID: 3170)
Present Location:

[in situ]

Collection History:

Found and remains in situ.

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Collection website:

Notes/Discussion:

Bibiliography
Editions:

★ Griffith, Francis L. “Oxford Excavations in Nubia–continued.” University of Liverpool Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology 14 (1927): 88-89, nos. 25-29, plates LXX-LXXI.

Sayce, Archibald H. “Gleanings from the Land of Egypt.” Recueil de travaux relatifs à la philologie et à l’archéologie égyptiennes et assyriennes: pour servir de bulletin à la Mission Française du Caire 20 (1898): p. 176, col. IV.


Translations:

Kropp, Angelicus. Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte. Übersetzungen und Anmerkungen. Vol. 2. Bruxelles: Édition de la Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth, 1931, p. 221, no. 64b.

Pietschmann, Richard. “Les inscritpions coptes de Faras.” Recueil de travaux relatifs à la philologie et à l’archéologie égyptiennes et assyriennes: pour servir de bulletin à la Mission Française du Caire 21 (1899): 133-135.


General:

http://www.dbmnt.uw.edu.pl/ nos. 1649, 1651


Trismegistos ID:

370179
370180
370181
370182
370183
370184
370185
108912

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” AKZ: question mark icon Ausgewählte koptische Zaubertexte

2.64b

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 (5/11/2018); EL (14/6/2019); KD (11/9/2019); EL (17/8/2020); KD (9/2/2021); MPS (26/3/2021); JS (16/02/2022); MPS (30/3/2023); KD (8/8/2023)


How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP M91," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/manuscript/kyp-m91. Accessed on 20/07/2024

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