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Inventory number

CGT54054, Cat.2106/388, Cat.2107/404

  • Document
  • Writing Recto
  • Writing Verso

General description

Magical papyrus Thoth


Papyrus CGT 54054 is a fragmentary manuscript written in the hieratic script. On the recto, three columns of text are preserved, containing various spells copied from the "Magical book of Thoth" (papyrus CGT 54050). The scribe who copied the texts made some mistakes, all of which are corrected in red ink.

The first column contains parts of a protection spell from demonical influences. In the second column, preserved on six fragments, a purification spell is written, in which all body parts of the patient are assigned to deities for protection. The third and last column, preserved on two fragments, contains the final part of the preceding formula.

On the verso of the papyrus two different texts are written. Only a few lines are preserved of the first text; the script is erased, therefore, the reading and interpretation of the text is rather difficult. The second text, written transversely to the first, contains a hymn dedicated to the pharaoh.

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

ear, eyes, flame, protection, enemy, nose, fever, heart, Gliedervergottung, body parts, throat

Place name

Letopolis (xm), Sais (zAw), Busiris (Dd.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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Bibliographical reference

Roccati, Magica Taurinensia, pp. 55–60;

Roccati, Oriens Antiquus 14, p.244 (OEB 18681).

Image

  • Text 1
  • Text 2

Script

hieratic

Text type

Magical

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, pp. 55–60;
Roccati, Oriens Antiquus 14, p.244 (OEB 18681).

Editor

Andrea Fanciulli (AF)

Script

hieratic

Text type

Royal text, Hymn

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, pp. 55–60;
Roccati, Oriens Antiquus 14, p.244 (OEB 18681).
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