Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum
by J. B. Segal (Author), Henrietta C. D. McCall (Author)
Hardcover: 239 pages
Publisher: British Museum Press (January 2000)
Catalogue of the Aramaic and Mandaic Incantation Bowls in the British Museum By J. B. Segal with a contribution by E. O. C. Hunter. London; British Museum Press, 2000. Pp. 239; plates. . ISBN 0-7141-H45-7
The book reviewed here follows a by now 150-year-old continuous research tradition since, in 1853, Austin Ellis published seven Jewish incantation texts, derived from bowls from the excavation sites of Nineveh and Babylon (Layard, 434-45). Professional magicians made the magic bowls tor their clients, presumably to serve as "demon-traps." As such, these bowls cast light on a piece of oriental popular religiosity in Late Antiquity. Besides numerous articles, voluminous monographs ...
London: British Museum Press, 2000. Hardcover. ISBN: 0714111457. With a contribution by E. C. D. Hunter. With 159 black and white plates. Dust jacket.
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