INVENTORY LIST OF MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENTS
IN UIGHUR, MONGOL, AND SOGDIAN
A. VON LE COQ
DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY, BERLIN
I.-MANUSCRIPT REMAINS FROM TURFAN SITES
A.—DOCUMENTS EXCAVATED AT KARA-KHÔJA
Kao. III. E. 04-6. Document in Uighur cursive Turk!, almost illegible. The document has been used, evidently, to clean a Chinese official's great seal after use ; it is saturated with cinnabar.
Small fr. of paper with a few Turk! words on each side in cursive Uighur characters.
A piece of coarse stuff from the border of a temple flag with a piece of silk attached. On the silk, dim Uighur letters.
o6. Several pieces of Uighur documents pasted together. One piece shows some Turki words in beautiful bold characters belonging to the good epoch.
B.—MANUSCRIPT FRAGMENTS PURCHASED AT KARA-KHOJA
Kara.khöja. 01i2-0I16. 0112. Small scrap of Chinese Buddhist Sütra, on back a few words in Turk! (Uighur).
0115. Small scrap of Chinese Buddhist Sütra, on back a few words in Turk!, probably remains of a Buddhist confession (ksânli ?).
0113, oz14, 0116. Three small frs. of large Uighur Pôthi leu f.
Kao. 014. Printed leaves said to have been found at. Tuyoq. Evidently some leaves of a recent Mongol (Manchu ?) block-print done on very thin brownish paper.
C.—MANUSCRIPT REMAINS E
XCAVATED AT MURTUK
M.B. II. 01-05. 01-03, of, frs. of a large Uighur Pôthi
leaf, badly rubbed. Language Turk!, stiff brownish paper. 04. Small fr. of block-print in Turki, soft whitish paper. M.B. II. o6-og. o6, 09. Two small frs. of large Uighur
Pbth! leaf (Turki).
o8. Very small fr. of large Uighur Pbthi leaf; three indistinct words in cursive Uighur characters.
07. Piece of Chinese Buddhist block-print, on coarse yellow paper.
M.B. III. oi5-o1g. Five small pieces of Chinese Buddhist texts ; Uighur cursive writing (late) on back.
M.B. IV. 03. Fr. of thin paper, Io x gi cm., with about I2 11. of Turki text in Uighur cursive writing. Seems to treat of (propitious and unpropitious?) days. This fr. is too fragile to allow of much handling.
M.B. IV. 04. Fr. of Uighur block-print (folding book). Three bottom 11. of leaf, treating of the ` time that has not come yet ' (Turk!).
M.B. V. 02. 26.5 cm. x 17.3 cm. Uighur document ; letter in Turk!. Very careless late cursive writing, treating apparently of a feast (loi) and a number of things (amongst them a mirror) to be sent. The letter begins with the sentence ` My word ' and ends with a complicated rubrics. Like many modern letters in that country, it is folded up into a slip (2 cm. broad), to be carried in the head-dress or girdle. Pl. xxxvI.
M.B.V. 03-4. Two small frs. with illegible Uighur writing.
M.B. VI-VII. or, 02. oz. Fr. of a small Pbthi leaf of possibly 5 11. in stiff Uighur writing (Turki). On margin remains of the pagination. Thin whitish paper, I o cm. high.