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KYPRIANOS T1366

Manuscript: M167
Sigla:

P. Macq. I 1
P. Macq. inv. 375

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.15
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 601 – 800

Text position:

p. 14 ll. 4-6

Type of text:

Purification (magical, formulary)

Original title:

· ⲓⲅ · ⲟⲩⲕⲁⲑⲁⲣⲓⲥⲙⲟⲥ ·

Original title (translated):

13. A purification of treasure ⟨procedure⟩.

Conventional title: Purification

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

4. · ⲓⲅ · ⲟⲩⲕⲁⲑⲁⲣⲓⲥⲙⲟⲥ · ⲑⲏⲥⲁⲩⲣⲟⲥ ·
5. ⲙⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲟⲣⲥⲏⲛⲓ ⲁⲣⲧⲏⲙⲉⲥⲓⲁ ⧹ⲗ⧸ⲟ
6. ·ⲍ̅· ⲛⲟⲩϫ ϩⲓϫⲱϥ ·

[4] 13. A purification of treasure ⟨procedure⟩. [5] Water, myrtle, wormwood. ⟨The⟩ formula [6] ⟨for⟩ seven days. Throw ⟨it⟩ upon it.

Tableau:
Tracing by:

Apparatus:

4. ⲕⲁⲑⲁⲣⲓⲥⲙⲟⲥ i.e. Greek καθαρισμός | ⲑⲏⲥⲁⲩⲣⲟⲥ l. ⲛ-ⲡ-ⲑⲏⲥⲁⲩⲣⲟⲥ i.e. Greek θησαυρός
5. ⲙⲟⲣⲥⲏⲛⲓ i.e. Greek μυρσίνη | ⲁⲣⲧⲏⲙⲉⲥⲓⲁ corrected from ⲁⲣⲏⲙⲉⲥⲓⲁ by insertion of tau i.e. Greek ἀρτεμισία | ⧹ⲗ⧸ⲟ l. ⲗⲟ(ⲅⲟⲥ) corrected from ϭ̣ ? i.e. Greek λόγος
6. i.e. Greek ἡμέραι : ϭϭ l. ϭⲱⲣϭ ⲛ̅-ⲧ-ϭⲁⲗⲁϩⲧ translate “mix the pot” Choat/Gardner | ⲛⲟⲩϫ l. ⲛⲟϫ⸗ϥ or ⲛⲟϫ⸗ⲟⲩ ?

Notes:

4. ⲑⲏⲥⲁⲩⲣⲟⲥ Choat/Gardner understand this as the container into which the ingredients are placed, but note that it might also be the object of the “purification”, perhaps a storeroom. In later Greek magical manuals θησαυρός is used to refer to hidden treasure which may be found using divination (e.g. Delatte p. 441.20, 471.19, 507.13, 18), and the practice of searching for hidden treasure is well-attested in Medieval and Early Modern Egypt; Blackman (p. 188) describes an early 20th century magician purifying the spot where treasure was to be found with water as part of a longer ritual.

Bibliography:

Choat, Malcolm, and Iain Gardner. A Coptic handbook of ritual power (p. Macq. I 1). Turnhout: Brepols, 2013, p. 70-71.

Blackman, Winifred S. The Fellāhīn of Upper Egypt. Their Religious, Social and Industrial Life with Special Reference to Survivals from Ancient Times. London: Thomas Nelson, 1968.

Delatte, Armand. Anecdota Atheniensia. Liège: H. Vaillant-Carmanne, 1927


Editor:

EL’s edition (6/3/2020), from DDGLC’s transcription based on Choat/Gardner (14/10/2019), checked with photograph of original (EL 6/3/2020); Team (9/7/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T1366: Purification," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-1366. Accessed on 18/04/2024

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