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Inventory number

Cat.1994

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Magical papyrus

Papyrus Cat. 1994 is a fragmentary manuscript written in the hieratic script.

The recto of the papyrus contains a short line of an administrative text, followed by a magical text written on two columns. In the first part of the spell are written the names of various deities who are addressed by the invocation. The second part is dedicated to instructions for the preparation and application of a remedy for healing a snake bite.

The verso of the papyrus bears traces of washed-off writing, barely legible due to the bad state of preservation. According to the style of the handwriting, however, it can be assumed that the original text was of literary character.

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

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Provenance

Thebes/Deir el-Medina (?)

Acquisition: Drovetti, Bernardino

Acquisition Date: 1824

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Image(s)

Image

  • Text 1

Hieroglyphs

  • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs
    • Hieroglyphs

Editor

Nathalie Sojic (NS)

Contributor

Letizia Loprieno (LL)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Magical

Keywords

spell, divine manifestation, pharmacology, names, sycamore, serpents, bite, magic, ba-soul, numbers, lapis lazuli

Place name

Koptos (gbtw), Hermopolis (wnw), Hermopolis (xmn.w)

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

Dynasty 20 (1190-1077 BC)

Pharaoh

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Drawing

No

Drawing description

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Image

  • Text 1

Contributor

Letizia Loprieno (LL)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Unidentified

Epoch

New Kingdom (1539-1077 BC)

Dynasty

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Pharaoh

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Drawing

No

Drawing description

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