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.
|Title of host publication||Across the Mediterranean – along the Nile|
|Subtitle of host publication||studies in Egyptology, Nubiology and Late Antiquity dedicated to László Török on the occasion of his 75th birthday|
|Editors||Tamás A. Bács, Ádám Bollók, Tivadar Vida|
|Place of Publication||Budapest|
|Number of pages||16|
|ISBN (Print)||9786155766114, 9786155766183|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- Mythology, Egyptian
- Ancient Egyptian magic
- medico-magical equipment
- medico-magical practice
- Hand of Atum
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.