Saturday, April 23, 2016

An incantation bowl in the British Museum

ARAMAIC WATCH: The British Museum collection online: incantation bowl 91713.
Pottery incantation bowl: a wheel-made hemispherical bowl with a simple rim. The base has been pared, and oblique strokes and scratches are visible. The bowl is inscribed in a spiral from the centre outwards. The Aramaic text based upon Aram Refrain A. No client is named in this incantation. The bowl has been repaired.

© Trustees of the British Museum. Used with permission. Click on the image for a larger version.

Follow the link for a transcription and translation. It's always nice to find another Babylonian Aramaic incantation bowl. This one is H/T Krista N. Dalton (via AJR). For the many past PaleoJudaica posts on such objects, start here and follow the links.