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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Leather manuscript written in Coptic and containing magical spells for sex and business.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 290 millimetres (max. part 1)
    • Width: 120 millimetres (max. part 1)
    • Length: 150 millimetres (max. part 2)
    • Width: 120 millimetres (max. part 2)
  • 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

    • Crum 1934 195-97, pl. xxvi (1) bibliographic details
    • Meyer & Smith 1994 no. 79, pp. 166-69 bibliographic details
    • Grumach 1970 pp. 172-73 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Leather: brittle, dark, displaced fragments, fractured Black ink Repaired: glassine paper Tabbed: glassine paper Transferred to horizontal storage 27 JAN 95 Mount Details: Sandwich: glass (cracked) Binding: leather Object Priority: B Mount Priority: C Overall Condition: D Curatorial condition comment: poor

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 9 A.77 (typescript sticker on glass)


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