A Unique Magic Bowl from Nippur

  title={A Unique Magic Bowl from Nippur},
  author={S. Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={170 - 174}
  • S. Kaufman
  • Published 1973
  • Art
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • M ANY sites in Mesopotamia and Iran have yielded terracotta bowls, dating from the Sassanian period, inscribed with Aramaic incantations, but among them the southern Mesopotamian site of Nippur has almost certainly been the most productive.' Not unexpected, then, were the bowls discovered by the Oriental Institute Nippur Expedition which worked at Nippur for ten seasons from 1948 to 1967. The collection assembled during this period numbers some fifty bowls and fragments, approximately half of… CONTINUE READING
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    For talmudic prescriptions for the use of biblical verses, see Ludwig Blau, Das altjildische Zauberwesen (Budapest, 1898), pp. 70 ff. For their use in amulets and in later Jewish literature, see ibid
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