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Shikchin 20

Known as:Shikchin 20
Cite this page as:"Shikchin 20". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-shikchin20 (accessed 26 May 2024).

Provenience

Main find spot:Shorchuk
Collection:Institute of Oriental Manuscripts (St. Petersburg)

Language and Script

Language:TA

Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Painting caption
Verse/Prose:prose

Object

Material: ink on wall
Form:Graffito

Transliteration

a1/// [s]· lā || ·ā [k]· nt· wta[¯] [¯r] || s[e] bho ///
a2/// [h]w· ka lytra || sa¯ ¯s śrā ddhe se(·) m·¯ ¯r ||

Transcription

a1/// s·lā·āk·nt·wtarse bho ///
a2/// hw· kälyträsäs śrāddhe se(r)m(i)r

Translation

a2... stands. This believer [is] Sirmir (?).

Commentary

Philological commentary

Transliteration by Ogihara 2014: 121, translation based on him. The language of the first caption is unclear, the second is clearly TA. Ogihara compares the name to the Chinese proper name Sirmir attested in Uyghur documents (as per p.c. by Prof. Matsui and Dr. Kitsudo).

Remarks

Two captions above a wall painting labeled "Tocharian Donors in Black Hats" on exhibition in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (Ogihara 2014: 120, fn. 21).
The press mark used here is provisorial.

References

Image

Dyakonova 2011: 346-349

Edition

Ogihara 2014: 120-121

Bibliography

Dyakonova 2011

Dyakonova, Nataliya. 2011. 俄羅斯艾爾米塔什博物馆藏锡克沁藝術品 – Shikchin art relics collected in the State Hermitage Museum of Russia. Shanghai: Chinese Classics Publishing House.

Ogihara 2014

Ogihara, Hirotoshi. 2014. “Fragments of secular documents in Tocharian A.” Tocharian and Indo-European Studies 15: 103–29.