• 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 629

Known as:THT 629; B 629; Tintennummer 3319.25; X 25
Cite this page as:"THT 629". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 10 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Life of the Buddha (?)
Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7


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


a2/// ntau na ṣṣ· trai ka [sa] tri k[e] ///
a3/// [||] pū rpa rtā se ni kñi ///
a4/// nta ce¯ ¯u ksa – – ///
a5/// ss[o] rñe kre nta re ///
a6/// [ra] mno swa ya – ///
a7/// [la] teṃ po ///
b1/// – ca m·· ///
b2/// kl[au] tka tsi • [ya] – ///
b3/// ntse a śā¯ ¯l mla ///
b4/// pya pyai ṣṣe swe [s]· ///
b5/// kw· lypa lya mā wa¯ ¯[t] ///
b6/// ltso [lo] • su wa ṣe ske ///


a1 ///
a2 /// ntaunaṣṣ(e) traikasa trike ///
a3 /// ॥ pūrpar senik ñi ///
a4 /// nta ceu ksa – – ///
a5 /// ssorñe krenta re ///
a6 /// ram no swaya – ///
a7 /// lateṃ po ///
b1 /// – cam·· ///
b2 /// klautkatsi • ya – ///
b3 /// ntse aśāl mla ///
b4 /// pyapyaiṣṣe swes(e) ///
b5 /// kw· lypalya mā wat ///
b6 /// ltso lo • su wa ṣeske ///
b7 ///


Online access

IDP: THT 629; TITUS: THT 629


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 400-401



“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.”