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A Royal Book of Protection of the Saite Period By Paul F. O'Rourke

A Royal Book of Protection of the Saite Period
by Paul F. O'Rourke

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A Royal Book of Protection of the Saite Period: pBrooklyn 47.218.49 by Paul F. O'Rourke

This new study offers a comprehensive examination of a unique manuscript, a Late Period hieratic papyrus in the Brooklyn Museum. This document comprises a compilation of seventeen individual prophylactic texts whose anatomical focus is the ear. Many of the texts specifically state that they are intended for the protection of the ears of a king named Psamtik, a historical figure who ruled Egypt in the seventh century BCE. The fact that this papyrus was created to serve a sole purpose and function, the protection of the ear, distinguishes it noticeably from earlier Egyptian medical and magical texts that are largely encyclopedic and were intended to serve a broad range of purposes. The present study contains an introduction and full translation with extensive philological and textual commentary, as the texts of this papyrus are rich in mythological allusions. The commentaries are largely based on comparison with contemporary and older Egyptian texts that, although not direct parallels as there are none, serve nonetheless as a rich resource for comparative analysis that has led to a more informed reading of this important document.

Includes 34 colour plates and 5 b/w tables.

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About Paul F. O'Rourke

Paul F. O'Rourke is Research Associate of Egyptian Art at the Brooklyn Museum where he has worked since 1988. He is also Head of Language and Humanities at Pierrepont School in Westport, CT.

Table of Contents

List of Plates List of Tables Acknowledgments Abbreviations Journals and Standard Reference Works Text Publications and Terms Sigla 1. Introduction 2. Spells Spell A Spell B Spell C Spell D Spell E Spell F Spell G1 Spell G2 Spell H Spell I Spell J Spell K Spell L Spell M Spell N Spell O Spell P Spell Q Bibliography Indices Words Discussed Divine Names and Attributes Geographical Terms Texts Cited

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A Royal Book of Protection of the Saite Period: pBrooklyn 47.218.49 by Paul F. O'Rourke
Paul F. O'Rourke
Yale Egyptological Studies
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Yale Egyptological Institute
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