Bild und Schrift auf 'magischen' Artefakten
P. Stras. K 204 and K 205 An Unpublished Coptic Magical Collection from the Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire de Strasbourg
Discussion about artifacts with “magical” effects generally focuses on the explicit messages written on them, but what is the relationship between text and image? Does the “magic” come from an interaction between these two elements or should they be interpreted separately? This volume examines the intricate relationship between text and image on amulets and cameos, among others, across different cultures and centuries.