A magical plate in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University

a tool of trade of an ancient Egyptian medico-magical practitioner

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Abstract

Publication of an inscribed Late Period greywacke magical plate, MU 3396, in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University. The texts, which refer to the myth of the hand of Atum, have parallels on a number of healer statues (statues guérisseuses). The plate is designed to be held by the medico-magical practitioner whose hand is identified with the hand of Atum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcross the Mediterranean – along the Nile
Subtitle of host publicationstudies in Egyptology, Nubiology and Late Antiquity dedicated to László Török on the occasion of his 75th birthday
EditorsTamás A. Bács, Ádám Bollók, Tivadar Vida
Place of PublicationBudapest
PublisherArchaeolingua
Pages243-258
Number of pages16
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9786155766114, 9786155766183
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • magic
  • medicine
  • Mythology, Egyptian
  • Ancient Egyptian magic
  • medico-magical equipment
  • medico-magical practice
  • Hand of Atum
  • MU3396

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Ockinga, B. G. (2018). A magical plate in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University: a tool of trade of an ancient Egyptian medico-magical practitioner. In T. A. Bács, Á. Bollók, & T. Vida (Eds.), Across the Mediterranean – along the Nile: studies in Egyptology, Nubiology and Late Antiquity dedicated to László Török on the occasion of his 75th birthday (Vol. 1, pp. 243-258). Budapest: Archaeolingua.