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London Hay "cookbook"

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • London Hay "cookbook"
  • Description

    Leather manuscript containing magical recipes written in Coptic.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 650 millimetres (max.)
    • Width: 190 millimetres (max.)
    • Length: 660 millimetres (frame)
    • Width: 200 millimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

  • 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
  • Location

    Not on display

  • 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


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Kropp M


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