The present paper offers an analysis of certain Northern Mesopotamian demons attested on an Aramaic incantation bowl in square script. This object displays at its centre a list of evil entities drawn from a Mandaic forerunner, some of which are paralleled in the epigraphic corpus of Hatra and nearby sites. The analysis explores whether this may provide new evidence regarding the fate of Hatra’s inhabitants and cults in the aftermath of the fall of the city in 240/1 AD; the suggested scenario is that some Hatrenes could have been deported to Babylonia, where they encountered the Mandaean culture in its early phases and acquainted it with a part of their pantheon.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||An Aramaic Incantation Bowl and the Fall of Hatra|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN HISTORY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/janeh-2020-0004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |