• 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.


Work in progress

THT 1587

Known as:THT 1587; Prelim. No. 511; Pencil No. 2080
Cite this page as:Melanie Malzahn. "THT 1587". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 11 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Melanie Malzahn


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:Š 25
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


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


a1/// (·)s(·) – (– –) lsk[o] ne ///
a2/// – wa¯ ¯t yā kṣe w(·)¯ ¯t [r](·) ///
a3/// (·)[ā] ki a sū ri • ga ru ḍi – ///
a4/// – ṅk[e] tsa rka l(·)[e] mā – – ///
b1/// mai w(·) t[e] – kn(·) • yo ///
b2/// ltsā te [•] ce no pe lai [k]n(·) ///
b3/// – he śva re śle we rtsi – ///
b4/// n(·)a w[o] ///


a1 /// ·s· – – (pa)lskone ///
a2 /// – wat yākṣe w(a)t r(ākṣatse) ///
a3 /// (n)āki asūrigaruḍi – ///
a4 /// – ṅke tsärkal(l)e mā – – ///
b1 /// maiw(ā)te – kn· • yo ///
b2 /// (kä)ltsāte • ce no pelaikn(e) ///
b3 /// (ma)heśvare śle wertsi(yai) ///
b4 /// n·a wo ///


a1 ... in the mind ...
a2 ... or ... or a Yākṣa [demon] or a R(ākṣasa) [demon] ...
a3 ... Nāgas [serpents] [and] Asuras [demons]. Gāruḍas [demons] ...
a4 ... burning ...
b1 ... (s)he trembled ...
b2 ... (s)he oppressed. But the law ...
b3 ... Maheśvara together with [his] retinue ...
b4 ...


Online access

IDP: THT 1587; TITUS: THT 1587


Tamai 2007a: №1587



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

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 “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”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.


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