• 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 354

Known as:THT 354; B 354; Bleistiftnummer 4979
Cite this page as:"THT 354". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 08 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qumtura
Specific find spot:2. Höhle
Expedition code:T III Qu 9
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
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 352-354
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:3+


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


a1/// m[e] rtā ko¯ ¯ytä ñi śā [p]sa : ce [wa] ///
a2/// peṃ ñiṃ yä ksa na – [r]n· we ṣṣaṃ ///
a3/// e· ·e s̝s̝ama kte la l[ā] ///
b1/// p[o] ka rso rste kā ///
b2/// au rtse sa¯ ¯s̝ mā – s[k]au • pa kly[au¯] [¯s̝] ///
b3/// yo¯ ¯yä yä rpo nta¯ – kw[r]i ñ·i ///


a1 /// mer tākoyt ñi śāpsa : ce wa ///
a2 /// peṃñiṃ yäksana(tä) rn(e) weṣṣaṃ ///
a3 /// e· (w)eṣṣäṃ mäkte lalā ///
b1 /// po kärsor ste kā ///
b2 /// aurtsesa (we)skaupäklyauṣ ///
b3 /// yoy yärpontakwri ñ·i ///


Online access

IDP: THT 354; TITUS: THT 354


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 231


Schmidt 1974: a2 (481)



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

Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD thesis, Universität Göttingen.

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.”