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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Leather manuscript written in Coptic and containing a magical spell for use by a man in order to attract a woman

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 390 millimetres (max.)
    • Width: 240 millimetres (max.)
    • Length: 400 millimetres (frame)
    • Width: 250 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).

    Two disassociated fragments previously mounted with EA 10414 have been added to EA 10376 as, following MSI, it is clear that at least one belongs to EA 10414. The physical characterisitics of the leather of the second dissassociated fragment suggest that it too belongs to EA10434. The former will be placed and both mounted with EA 10434 in 2017.


  • Bibliography

    • Meyer & Smith 1994 no. 78 (p.164-66) bibliographic details
    • Crum 1934 pp. 51-53, pl. ix (2) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Leather: cockled, dark, deposit, fractured, fragile Black ink Backed: membrane Supported overall: brown paper Transferred to horizontal storage 6 JAN 95 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Sandwich: board Binding: leather (deteriorated) Object Priority: C Mount Priority: B Overall Condition: E Curatorial condition comment: poor

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 9 A.38 (typscript on sticker on glass)


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