• 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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THT 1306

Known as:THT 1306; Prelim. No. 129
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Svetlana Burlak; Michaël Peyrot. "THT 1306". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 22 Feb. 2024).


Editor:Georges-Jean Pinault; Svetlana Burlak; Michaël Peyrot


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 97
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):8.6 × 8.6 cm
Number of lines:5
Interline spacing:2.0 cm


Images from by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project Berlin, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Orientabteilung.


a1/// – ¯k – (–) – ///
a2/// ndr· sra ri twu[¯] [¯]nt m[ai] [t]r· ///
a3/// – kā śä ṣsu māṃ – ///
a4/// – kā lta ṅke nāṃ wa [ki] ///
a5/// ·ā ///
b1/// – (–) – ///
b2/// sṣu tkma¯ ¯s ā la mwca n[i] ///
b3/// smāṃ yi¯ ¯ñcä || ṣo ·[e] – ///
b4/// [ñcä]¯ ¯m || tma ṣnu na¯ ¯k [kr]· ///
b5/// ma ñi la¯ ¯p [plā] ///


a1 /// – k – – – ///
a2 /// (āryaca)ndr(e)s raritwunt maitr(eyasamiti) ///
a3 /// (ā)kāśäṣ sumāṃ – ///
a4 n1 /// – kāltäṅkenāṃ waki(s) ///
a5 /// ·ā ///
b1 /// – – – ///
b2 /// s ṣutkmäs ālam-wcani(s) ///
b3 /// …smāṃ yiñcṣo(m)e – ///
b4 /// ñc-äm ॥ tmäṣ nunak kr· ///
b5 n2 /// mañi lap plā ///


a1 ...
a2 ... Maitreyasamiti ... composed by ... Āryacandra ...
a3 ... raining from the sky ...
a4 ... of the voice of the drum ...
a5 ...
b1 ...
b2 ... ropes ... of one another ...
b3 ... they are going ... X-ing. || Some ...
b4 ... they ... them. || Thereupon again ...
b5 ... the head of a monk (?) ...



Traces of black line marking.

Philological commentary

n1 cf. Carling et al. 2009: 118b.
n2 /// mañi: possibilities are ṣāmañi or prāmañi (not brāhmañi), or perhaps simply mañi, pl. of mañ 'month'.


Online access

IDP: THT 1306; TITUS: THT 1306


Tamai 2007a: №1306


Carling et al. 2009

Carling, Gerd, Georges-Jean Pinault, and Werner Winter. 2009. A dictionary and thesaurus of Tocharian A. Volume 1: Letters a-j. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.


“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.


Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”

Tamai 2007a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2007a. “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” Thesaurus indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan collection.