Magical handbook (P.Duk.inv. 729)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Magical handbook, [2--]
Subject: Magic --Egypt --Handbooks, manuals, etc. --Early works to 1800.
	Magic, Ancient --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Aphrodite (Greek deity)
	Aphrodisiacs --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Charms --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Subliterary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, reconstructed from several fragments,
	mounted in glass ; 15 cm.
Note: Actual dimensions of item are 14.8 x 10.2 cm.
	54 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto; written across
	the fibers on the verso.
	Margin of 1 cm. on the recto; left margin of 1 cm. on the verso.
	P.Duk.inv. 729 was formerly P.Duk.inv. LK76 2.
	Leaf of a papyrus codex with a magical handbook from
	Egypt. Has instructions for various spells including
	a love-charm that details the preparation of a potion
	and mentions Aphrodite, a charm to force silence
	on a person, a love charm or binding spell containing
	magical symbols, and a hymn to the sun (Helios) to
	accompany any request. The hymn identifies the sun
	with, among other things, Harpokrates, Yahweh, Abrasax,
	Hephaistos and Mithras.
	In Greek.
	Descriptive database available in repository.

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