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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10414

  • Description

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

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-7thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 28.2 centimetres (max.)
    • Width: 12 centimetres
  • 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

    • 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

    1868

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10414

  • Registration number

    .10414

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