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incantation bowl

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    91730

  • Description

    Pottery incantation bowl: a wheel-made hemispherical bowl with simple rim. It is inscribed on the interior in a spiral from the centre outwards; the text is in a black-pigmented ink and is partly enclosed within drawn lines. There are traces of a drawing in the centre in the same ink. The Aramaic text names the client as Farruk son of Darayduk.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 6thC-8thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 16.3 centimetres
    • Depth: 5.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        alphabetic
      • Inscription Position

        interior
      • Inscription Language

        Aramaic
      • Inscription Transliteration

        (1) lyšmk :ʾny ʿwšh ■■ ʾmn ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■ ʾswtʾ lbytyh (2) wldrtyh wlqynynyh wlḥnwtyh wl(bythy) -■■■■■ ■■■■■ yt wlšbqyt wlstr{t}yt (3) wldryt dprwk br dʾrydwk wlkl ■■■■■ ■■ ■■■■■ myn mn šydyn {wqbl} wqyblyn (4) wmyʾpsyqy wḥršyn byšyn wʿwbdyn tqypyn wʿynʾ byštʾ ■■■■■ ■■■■ ryḥqwn wypqwn mn bytyh wdyrtyh wʾysqwptyh (5) ■■■■■ ■■■ wmn kl qynynyh dʾytlyh lprwk br dʾrydwk wmn (ʾnttyh) mn ywmʾ dnn wʿd ʿlm ʾmn ʾmn slh bšwm ■■■■■ (6) ■■■ wrḥmyʾl mlʾkh wnṭryʾl mlʾkh wgbryʾl mlʾkh wmykʾl mlʾkh wrpʾl mlʾkh wmṭṭrwn ʾysrʾ rbʾ w ■■■■■ ■■ (7) ■■■■■ ʾ tqypʾ wbšwm gybwr ■■■■ t ḥtym wmyḥtym ({wmtwrwḥ} wytḥwr rwḥy rḥqy qym) ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■
        (transliteration after Segal 2000)
      • Inscription Translation

        (1) For your name I make (this incantation). Amen health for the house (2) and for the habitation and for the property and for the shop and for the house - I have [not] ■■■■ and I have not abandoned and I have not concealed (3) and I have not removed - of Farruk son of Darayduk and for all from demons and counter-charms (4) and from decisions and evil sorceries and powerful magic acts and the evil eye may they be removed and come forth from the house and the habitation and the threshold (5) ■■■■■ ■■■ and from all the property owned by Farruk son of Darayduk and from his wife from this day and for evermore. Amen Amen Selah.
        In the name of ■■■■■ (6) ■■■ and Rahmiel the angel and Naṭriel the angel and Gabriel the angel and Michael the angel and Raphael the angel and Metatron the great prince and ■■■■■ ■■ (7) ■■■■■ powerful and in the name of the mighty ■■■■■ Sealed and doubly sealed ■■■■■ distant spirits. Established.
        (translation after Segal 2000)
      • Inscription Comment

        Inscribed in a spiral from the centre outwards.
  • Bibliography

    • Segal 2000a 017A bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Fair

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Acquisition notes

    Found marked "Tel - IB 81-7-14".

  • Department

    Middle East

  • BM/Big number

    91730

  • Registration number

    1881,0714.7

  • Additional IDs

    • 27 (exhibition number (black))
    • 900 (exhibition number (red))
Pottery incantation bowl: a wheel-made hemispherical bowl with simple rim. It is inscribed in a spiral from the centre outwards. There are traces of drawing at the centre. The Aramaic text names the client as Farruk son of Darayduk.

Pottery incantation bowl: a wheel-made hemispherical bowl with simple rim. It is inscribed in a spiral from the centre outwards. There are traces of drawing at the centre. The Aramaic text names the client as Farruk son of Darayduk.

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