Location: On Display in the Middle East Galleries
From: Iraq | Nippur
Curatorial Section: Near Eastern
|Current Location||Middle East Galleries - On Display|
|Provenience||Iraq | Nippur|
|Materials||Ceramic | Ink|
CBS Register: terracotta bowl, 17 pieces, 7 lines of Hebrew around 2 demons
Complete-17 Fr/7 Line Inscription/2 Demons; object is probably wheel-made; a black line runs around the bowl's rim; object has a rounded bottom; text is in concentric circles
Levy: "This bowl was prepared to protect Abuna bar Geribta and Ibba bar Zawithai from a series of evil forces, and its writer drew his power from the garment of Hermes and the Creator of heaven and earth. He threatened the destructive forces with the curses of the Leviathan and Sodom and Gemorrah. The circular format of the text is normal for magic bowls, but the presence of an illustration is unusual, though not unique. The figures are not labelled, and their identities and purposes are not certain. J.A. Montgomery, who first published the Nippur bowls, suggested that the figure with the bound feet is a demon and that the other figure is the sorcerer."
|Outside Diameter||18.3 cm|
|Credit Line||Babylonian Expedition to Nippur I,1889|
|Other Number||PBS III: 2 - Other Number|
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