• 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 602.b

Known as:THT 602.b; B 602; THT 602; Bleistiftnummer 2357
Cite this page as:"THT 602.b". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 04 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Kuča
Specific find spot:7th cave, 2nd ravine
Expedition code:T III Ku 2
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 602
Material: ink on paper


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


a1/// pe· n· k· ·[p]· • ///
a2/// wi nā ṣṣa • āṃ [tpi] ke nī [ta] ///
a3/// pa ñä kte a – – li ki o ///
a4/// p[o] [y]· twe [n]tsa [yai] ///
a5/// [y]ai to ///
b1/// ho ///
b2/// [tk]· [ntsa] k[ca] s·ā ma ///
b3/// ṣṣ·¯ ¯s ka [ṣṣiṃ] – [y]ś[i]ṃ pa [ñ]· ///
b4/// ykū we rme· a ñca lyi [ṣ]a rne ///
b5/// a [g]ra k[u] li ke [o] ///


a1 /// pe(r)n(e) k(al) p(a) • ///
a2 /// wināṣṣaāṃtpi kenī tä(ttarmeṃ) (keṃtsa) ///
a3 /// pañäkte a – – liki o ///
a4 /// po y(e)twentsa yai ///
a5 /// yaito ///
b1 /// ho ///
b2 /// tk· ntsa kca s(t)āma ///
b3 /// ṣṣ· s käṣṣiṃ (po) yśiṃ pañ· ///
b4 /// ykūwerme(ṃ) añcalyi ṣarne ///
b5 /// agrakulike o(stameṃ) (ṣmeñcantse) ///


Parallel texts

m-ioltoch253 b4, b5


In one frame with THT 602.a; edited as fragment 2 apud no. 602 in TochSprR(B) II: 385. Note that the small fragments edited sub no. fragment 3 by Sieg/Siegling can now be found under the pressmarks THT 1533.aTHT 1533.g.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Tamai 2011a C1
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 602b; TITUS: THT 602


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 385



“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.

Tamai 2011a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011a. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.


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