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SHT 872.3

Known as:SHT 872.3
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "SHT 872.3". 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-sht8723 (accessed 29 May 2024).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot
Date of online publication:2014-09-10


Main find spot:Kizil Ming-öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 70
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:Skt.; TB
Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Colophon


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):4.5 × 14.5 cm
Number of lines:4-3



b3|| śi la bhā tri śke a tä ta ne la kā ṣi tu tse ṣo tri lata¯ ¯r pai kka ||


b3śilabhātriśke atätane läkāṣi tutse ṣotri läkātär paikka


b3|| śilabhātriśke saw atätane. The sign thereof is seen. He wrote [it]. ||


Philological commentary

The leaf belongs to a Sanskrit manuscript containing āryās from the Upālisūtra of the Madyamāgama; on the verso side of this leaf one has a Sanskrit jagatī praising the donor of the manuscript; see Waldschmidt 1971: 124-123. According to K.T. Schmidt apud Waldschmidt 1971: 124-123, fn. 9, the Tocharian colophon is a "Schreiberzusatz, der in keinem ersichtlichen Zusammenhang mit der vorangehenden Skt.-Strophe steht".


The Sanskrit donor text on the verso side is complete so that it must have been written onto the already damaged leaf, as per Heinrich Lüders apud Waldschmidt 1971: 122, fn. 3. The Tocharian colphon has been written again by a different hand with a brush.



Waldschmidt and et al. 1965: 121-123; Malzahn 2007b: 303

Online access

IDP: SHT 872.3



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Malzahn 2007b

Malzahn, Melanie. 2007b. “A preliminary survey of the Tocharian glosses in the Berlin Turfan Collection.” In Instrumenta Tocharica, edited by Melanie Malzahn, 301–19. Heidelberg: Winter.

Waldschmidt 1971

Waldschmidt, Ernst. 1971. Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden. Teil 3. Die Katalognummern 802–1014. Unter Mitarbeit von Walter Clawiter und Lore Sander-Holzmann. Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland 10. Wiesbaden: Steiner.

Waldschmidt and et al. 1965

Waldschmidt, Ernst, and et al. 1965. Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden. Teil 1. Die Katalognummern 1–801. Unter Mitarbeit von Walter Clawiter und Lore Holzmann. Vol. 1. Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland 10. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.