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Document Details :
Title: Zōdion and Praxis
Subtitle: An Illustrated Coptic Magical Papyrus in the Macquarie University Collection
Author(s): DOSOO, Korshi
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 20 Date: 2018
The document presented here is a fragment of a magical text held in the papyrus collection of Macquarie University, Sydney. This fragment preserves a part of one or more magical recipes, perhaps for love, favour, and/or protection, as well as an image of two facing avian figures. This image shows affinities with a number of similar tableaux from other texts of the same genre, and analysis of these images, alongside textual evidence, suggests that they may be understood as a representation of a ritual intended to unite two lovers.