A Coptic Ritual Manual from the 6th-7th century

Coptic Ritual Manual, Papyrus, 6th-7th century
Place of storage: Yale University Library, Papyrus Collection (USA)
Inventory number: P.CtYBR inv. 1791 (first text) fol
Provenance: No information provided
Dimensions: 37.3 x 25.4 cm


P.CtYBR inv. 1791

P.CtYBR inv. 1791

P.CtYBR inv. 1791 RS

P.CtYBR inv. 1791 RS

P.CtYBR inv. 1791 P.CtYBR inv. 1791 RS

This papyrus is inscribed on both sides and contains two indivudal ritual instructions, the first one is for gaining a good singing voice, the second is a love spell for attracting a woman. Both spells are accompanied by drawings and magic signs.

Image source: Yale University Library, Papyrus Collection


Bibliography

Kirste Dzwiza, Schriftverwendung in antiker Ritualpraxis anhand der grichischen, demotischen und koptischen Sammelschriften des 1.-7. Jahrhunderts, Teil 2: Katalog, Erfurt, Heidelberg 2013, 850-854, SAP-K-XY-003; 855-858, SAP-K-XY-004.

S. Emmel, in: Marvin W. Meyer, Richard Smith (eds.), Ancient Christian Magic, San Franciso 1994, 246-248, no. 122; 348-353, no. 1.

Theodore C. Petersen, A Collection of Papyri: Egyptian, Greek, Coptic, Arabic , H.P. Kraus Catalogue, New York, 1964, 38-39, no. 53.