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Inventory number

CGT54069

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Magical papyrus Thoth


Papyrus CGT 54069 is a fragmentary manuscript written in the hieratic script. The manuscript contains magical texts, all copied from the formulas collected on papyrus CGT 54053, which is also a copy of the "Magical book of Thoth" (papyrus CGT 54050).

On the recto of the papyrus two columns of text contain a list of anatomic parts, some of which are associated to the name of deities. This type of list is related to a common practice in ancient Egyptian magic, in which every part of a patient's body was assigned to the protection of a specific deity: in this way the patient was guaranteed full protection from all kind of illnesses and dangers possible.

The verso contains detailed instructions for the recitation of a magical formula. According to the ritual described, the spell must be recited while putting some incense on the fire.

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

Editor

Letizia Loprieno (LL)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Magical

Keywords

Gliedervergottung, body parts, back, arm, enemy, belly, protection, feet

Place name

Mendes (Dd.t)

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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Bibliographical reference

Roccati, Magica taurinensia, p. 19 and 64 (OEB 166366).

Image

  • Text 1

Editor

Letizia Loprieno (LL)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Magical

Keywords

protection, pharmacology, eyes, incense, body parts

Place name

Heliopolis (iwnw)

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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Bibliographical reference

Roccati, Magica taurinensia, p. 19 and 64 (OEB 166366).
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