• The Zotero library underlying the CEToM bibliography is now public and can be viewed here.
  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


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PK AS 16.4.1

Known as:PK AS 16.4.1; Pelliot Koutchéen Ancienne Série 16.4.1; PK AS 16.4A; 1281
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Melanie Malzahn. "PK AS 16.4.1". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 09 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Georges-Jean Pinault; Melanie Malzahn
Date of online publication:2012-08


Main find spot:Duldur-Akhur
Expedition code:DA cour
Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):11.2 × 14.7 cm
Number of lines:6
Interline spacing:2.8 cm


a1/// [k](·) yā mtsi¯ ¯ś mā ne sa[ṃ] ///
a2/// ktaṃ ña na kre(·) [tau] na – ///
a3/// ○ ñä kte ntse kr[e] ntau na[¯] [¯ts] [ā] – ///
a4/// l[y]e snai yä¯ ¯rm ai śa mñe ///
a5/// [le] ///
b3/// ○ [c](·) ñ(·) ce ṣo trū na lye(·) (·)[k] ///
b4/// ○ ṅka ṣṣe cau [kr]au pe ma (– –) (·)[o] ///
b5/// nau ntai no : o [no] [lm]· ///
b6/// [y]a rke yā mtsi[¯] [¯]ś po [y](·)[i] ///


a1 /// (yar)k(e) yāmtsiś mā nesäṃ ///
a2 /// (pañä)ktäṃñana kre(n)tauna – ///
a3 /// (pa)ñäktentse krentauna«ṃ»ts ā – ///
a4 /// lye snai yärm aiśamñe ///
a5 /// le ///
b1 ///
b2 ///
b3 /// (cäñ)c(ar)ñ()ce(ṃ) ṣotrūna lye(ly)k(ormeṃ) ///
b4 /// (sa)ṅkaṣṣe cau kraupe ma – – ·o ///
b5 /// nauntaino : onolm(e) ///
b6 /// yarke yāmtsiś poy(ś)i(ntse) ///


a1 ... there is no [one] to pay homage ...
a2 ... the virtues belonging to the Buddhalord ...
a3 ... of the virtues of the Buddhalord ...
a4 ... wisdom without limit ...
a5 ...
b1 ...
b2 ...
b3 ... (after having) seen the signs characterized by pleasantness ...
b4 ... this gathering of the community ...
b5 ... the streets. The being ...
b6 ... in order to pay homage to the Omniscient ...



Fragment of a large leaf right beside the string hole in lines 3 and 4 with part of the upper margin preserved; recto and verso uncertain. The leaf does not belong to the other ones of the series PK AS 16.