• 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 426

Known as:THT 426; B 426; Bleistiftnummer 2363
Cite this page as:"THT 426". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Murtuq
Expedition code:T III M 145.10
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Historical treatise
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:History
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 422-427
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:3=8


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


a1/// [n]· • ṣa s· e ṅsa m[ai] n[e] w[e] ///
a2/// ṣa rne sa kā tsa ma l· ///
a3/// kwa ne a ka ·i ///
b1/// sn[ai] pa rma¯ ¯ṅk mā ·l· ·k· ///
b2/// [t]s· na e rsna myā ska mai • wl[o] ///
b3/// ke p[r]ā s·[¯] [¯t] s(·)ā wa ne [a] ///


a1 /// n· • ṣas· eṅsamaine we ///
a2 /// ṣarnesa kātsa mal· ///
a3 /// kwane aka ·i ///
b1 /// snai pärmaṅk mā ·l· ·k· ///
b2 /// ts(a)na ersna myāskamaiwlo ///
b3 /// ke prās(ka) t s·ā wane a ///


Online access

IDP: THT 426; TITUS: THT 426


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 283



“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.”