- Museum number
Pottery incantation bowl. Flat-based bowl with simple rim and convex wall; wheel-made. Inscribed in spiral from the centre outwards and continuing on the exterior of the bowl. Mandaic text. The text comprises three incantations. The first on behalf of Bashniray daughter of Shahafrid, Halba and Izat, describes the subjugation of a lilith, the second intercedes briefly for the welfare of Halba, the third relates a dream of Bashniray; repaired and incomplete.
- Production date
Diameter: 20.80 centimetres
Depth: 8.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The incantation, written in a somewhat clumsy hand, is an inferior duplicate of incantation bowl 1881,0714.3 (BM. 91715). That this bowl is later than BM. 91715 is evident from the glosses wʾṭrwyh and wʾṭrwk (lines 7, 9) and the allusion to exile in a passage on the expulsion from Egypt (line 10).
- Not on display
- Fair; repaired and incomplete.
- Acquisition notes
- 19th century big number implying this is from a Mesopotamian collection; big number sequence suggests that it is from either Rawlinson or Rassam.
- Middle East
- BM/Big number
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1636 (exhibition number (red))
Miscellaneous number: 46 (exhibition number (black))