Hs. Schmidt 2
|Text no. Position of the text within the manuscript.||1|
|Date:||301 – 700|
Ro. ll. 1-38
|Type of text:||
Love spell (magical, formulary)
|Original title (translated):|
|Conventional title:||Love spell containing Horus-Isis historiola-based charm|
1. ⳨ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲇͅⲇͅ ⲁⲓⲃⲱⲕ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ
 ⳨ I, NN, went in  through a door of stone, I came out through a  door of iron. I went in headfirst,  I came out feet first. I found seven  maidens sitting by a  well of water. I desired, but they did not desire.  I was seduced but they were not seduced. I wanted to  love N, the daughter of N, but she,  she did not want me to kiss her. I fortified myself, I  stood, I cried, and I groaned until  ⟨the⟩ tears of my eyes covered ⟨the⟩ soles  of my feet.
Isis replied, “What is wrong with you, O man,  O child of the sun, crying and groaning  until ⟨the⟩ tears of your eyes cover  ⟨the⟩ soles of your feet?”
“Why, Isis,  do you not want me to cry? I went in  through a door of stone, I came out  through a door of iron. I went in  headfirst, I came out feet first. I found  seven maidens by a well  of water. I desired but they did not desire. I was seduced  but they were not seduced. I wanted to love N,  the daughter of N, but she, she did not want me to  kiss her.”
“Why did you go in through a door of  stone, and come out through a door of  iron, and find seven maidens,  and desire, and they did not desire, want  to love N, the daughter of N, but she  did not want you to kiss her, ⟨why⟩ did you not  fortify yourself and stand up, and cast out seven tongues, saying ‘Thētf’ seven ⟨times⟩,  ‘O great one among the spirits, I want to make  N, the daughter of N, spend forty nights  and forty days clinging  to me like a bitch under a dog,  like a sow under a boar,  for it is I who calls you, and you who  [does] the desire!”
3. ⲛ̅ⲥⲁϫⲱⲓ̈ : ⲛⲥⲁϫⲱⲓ̈ Kropp
The present location of this papyrus is unknown. The only surviving image is printed in Kropp (AKZ I) as plate 1; this only contains ll. 1-20, and the leftmost parts of ll. 15-20 are hidden by the overlapping Schmidt 1. We accept Kropp’s readings in all cases for parts not visible in the image, except where he has restored text.
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EL’s edition from photograph of the original, incorporating Kropp and Meyer/Smith (14/10/2018) (26/7/2021); edited by KD, EL and Roxanne Bélanger Sarrazin based on photo and Kropp (22/9/2021)