Aramaic Incantation Bowl: Metatron
An ancient Jewish-Babylonian-Aramaic incantation bowl with an outward spiraling text inscription around an interior cross in eight lines invoking the angel Metatron.
Ca. 6th - 7th century AD.
Diameter: 6 3/4 in. (17 cm).
1 I heard a voice in the heavens: depart
2 from the house of Hidon (?) son of N wandukh and of Asm ndukh,
3 his wife, daughter of M hdukh, demons and d vs over whom is appointed
4 Ashmeday, king of the demons, who is appointed over the demons and the d vs. In the name of Me a ron,
5 the great angel, who rules over the thrones of the ayy t, and in the name of srpyn and dlpyn, who are appointed over
6 the Curtain of God. And the Lord said to Satan: May the Lord rebuke you, O Satan; may the Lord, he who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you!
7 Is this not a brand plucked from the re!1 Established and sound. Gabriel and Michael
and Raphael are signed upon you. I have written (the incantation)
8 and these holy angels shall heal (with) complete healing in which there is nothing lacking.
Formerly in an American private collection, 1980's, translated by Dr. James Nathan Ford, Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv.