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London Hay "cookbook"

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10391

  • Title (object)

    • London Hay "cookbook"
  • Description

    Leather manuscript containing magical recipes written in Coptic.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 64.5 centimetres (max.)
    • Width: 19 centimetres (max.)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Coptic
  • Curator's comments

    See bibliographic record.
    According to Crum EA 10376, 10122, 10414, 10434, 10391 were written by the same hand and were probably acquired by Hay at Thebes (1934, p. 51 and 195).

  • Bibliography

    • Kropp 1930-1931 1:xii,55-62; 2:40-53 bibliographic details
    • Meyer & Smith 1994 263-69 (no. 127) bibliographic details
  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Leather: brittle, cracked, dark, distorted, lifting Black ink Supported locally: glassine paper Tabbed: kraft paper Transferred to horizontal storage 6 JAN 95 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: cloth Object Priority: C Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: E Curatorial condition comment: poor

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10391

  • Registration number

    .10391

  • Additional IDs

    • Kropp M

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