• 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 352

Known as:THT 352; B 352; Bleistiftnummer 4982
Cite this page as:"THT 352". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 25 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Qumtura
Specific find spot:2. Höhle (8.2.1906)
Expedition code:T III Qu 7
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Female sage Śacī
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna


Manuscript:THT 352-354
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5


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


a1/// || ta ne śa ci pa lw· ///
a2/// nta rwa ko ka lyi śkaṃ yä kwa ṣkaṃ –
a3/// ne || la re¯ ¯ñä sasū śkaṃ [ṣ]ai yyi śkaṃ
a4/// [tm]e nai brā hma ṇe snai ka
a5/// ykā kno ne sau
b1/// ta llā¯ ¯u śe
b2/// ··s· klā ya • i sta¯ ¯k pa¯ ¯stä
b3/// tā s̝ta rne we ṣṣa ne¯ ¯ś la rya ptsā
b4/// t[iṃ] ñi śa mpa yā mo¯ ¯s̝ e pya¯ ¯cä –
b5/// la kle¯ ¯ñä yo ṅko m[a] (·)e ///


a1 /// ॥ tane śaci pälw· ///
a2 /// ntarwa kokalyiśkaṃ yäkwaṣkaṃ –
a3 /// ne ॥ lareñ säsūśkaṃ ṣaiyyiśkaṃ
a4 /// tme nai brāhmaṇe snai ka…
a5 /// ykāk no nesau
b1 /// tallāu śe
b2 /// ··s· klāyaistak päst
b3 /// tāṣtär-ne weṣṣa-neś larya ptsā
b4 /// (pra)tiṃ ñiśämpa yāmoṣ epyac
b5 /// läkleñ yoṅkoma(n)e ///


Online access

IDP: THT 352; TITUS: THT 352


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 230-231



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

Sieg and Siegling 1953

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1953. Tocharische Sprachreste. Sprache B, Heft 2. Fragmente Nr. 71-633. Edited by Werner Thomas. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


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