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The London Medical Papyrus

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA10059,3

  • Title (series)

    • The London Medical Papyrus
  • Description

    London Medical Papyrus; sheet 3; group of small fragments with traces of hieratic medical text recto and verso.
    A-Skin Complaints, Incantations 1-21
    B-Eye Complaints, Incantations 22-24
    C-Bleeding, Incantations 25-33 (principally incantations against miscarriage)
    D-Burns, Incantations 34-56
    B1-Eye Complaints, Incantations 57-58
    A1-Skin Complaints, Incantations 69-60
    [E-Hymns, Incantations 61-62]

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  • Culture/period

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 18 centimetres (frame)
    • Width: 16.5 centimetres (frame)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Hieratic
      • Inscription Position

        recto-verso
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    Bardinet, RdE 39, p. 24-25.
    Leitz C, 1999, Magical and Medical Papyri of NK, BMP 1999.
    See Redford, Rivisto del instituo de historia antigua oriental 12/13 2005-6 – 149f

    pp. 51-84, Plates 26-46.
    T. Bardinet, Les papyrus médicaux de l'Egypte pharaonique: traduction integrale et commentaire (Paris 1995), 232-34, 483-92.
    G. Pinch, Magic in Ancient Egypt (London 1994), fig.72;

    N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 198-9.

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  • Bibliography

    • Trismegistos 380900 (http://www.trismegistos.org/text/380900) bibliographic details
    • Strudwick 2006 p.198 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Papyrus Survey: Condition Details: Papyrus: fragmentary Black ink Tabbed: brown paper Tabbed: silk Mount Details: Sandwich: glass Binding: leather Object Priority: B Mount Priority: A Overall Condition: B

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA10059,3

  • Registration number

    .10059.3

  • Additional IDs

    • Frame.3
London Medical Papyrus; sheet 3; group of small fragments with traces of hieratic medical text recto and verso.<br/>A-Skin Complaints, Incantations 1-21<br/>B-Eye Complaints, Incantations 22-24<br/>C-Bleeding, Incantations 25-33 (principally incantations against miscarriage)<br/>D-Burns, Incantations 34-56<br/>B1-Eye Complaints, Incantations 57-58<br/>A1-Skin Complaints, Incantations 69-60<br/>[E-Hymns, Incantations 61-62]

Recto

London Medical Papyrus; sheet 3; group of small fragments with traces of hieratic medical text recto and verso.
A-Skin Complaints, Incantations 1-21
B-Eye Complaints, Incantations 22-24
C-Bleeding, Incantations 25-33 (principally incantations against miscarriage)
D-Burns, Incantations 34-56
B1-Eye Complaints, Incantations 57-58
A1-Skin Complaints, Incantations 69-60
[E-Hymns, Incantations 61-62]

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