III.—MANUSCRIPT FROM SITES
IN SANSKRIT, KHOTANESE, AND KUCHEAN [App. F
REMAINS IN SANSKRIT, KUCHEAN, KHOTANESE OF MIRAN, YAR-KHOTO, SHÔRCHUK, KHÔRA
489, 1167, 1187 sqq., 1224)
Mi. II. oo11. Remains of palm-leaf P6thi, one mutilated fol. and fr. of another, in Skr. and Upright Gupta. Writing of rather early Indian Gupta type ; 5 11. each side on large fr., 2 11. on small. Large fr. mutilated on L. and top, with string-hole 4f" from R. end. Text apparently grammatical ; see e.g. 1. 4. No. 53o, Hoernle Reg. Gr. fr. 6i" x 2". Pl. CXLIII.
Y.K. oog. Nine frs. of Pôthi in Kuchean language and Slanting Gupta chars. ; not yet read, or identified. Four frs. large, five minute. No. 538, Hoernle Reg.
Mi. ii. a. Fourteen frs. of Pôthi in Skr. and Upright Gupta. Four larger frs. belong to same fol., which, as complete, must have measured 'about 2oâ" X 3g"; it retains damaged fol. No. 51 and shows 7 II. on full width of 31". Three smaller frs. belong to another fol., possibly No. 52. The other seven fragments may belong to a third fol.
All frs. described, and transcribed by Prof. de la Vallée Poussin in J.R.A.S., 1913, pp. 85o ff. They belong to the Samghabhedavastu, and relate episode of Buddha's meeting with the two merchants Trapusa and Bhallika. No. 532, Hoernle Reg.
Mi. xiii. 006. Three frs. of P6thi fol. in Kuchean language and Slanting Gupta; not yet read or identified. Small and badly damaged ; stiff whitish paper. No. 533, Hoernle Reg.
Mi. xiv. I. Fr. of Pôthi fol., L. end with fol. No. 939, and 6 I1. in Skr. and Slanting Gupta. Read and transcribed by Prof. de la Vallée Poussin in J.R.A.S., 1913, p. 855. No. 534, Hoernle Reg. 4s" x 3 .
Mi. E. 001. Three minute frs. of Pôthi in Kuchean language and Slanting Gupta. One from L. end of fol. showing fol. No. 8 (?). No. 535, Hoernle Reg.
Mi. vii. r. Fr. of painted and inscr. wood, apparently from base of panel painted with figs. of Bodhisattvas; showing remains of six lotus pedestals of those figs., and below them one 1. writing in clear Kuchean script, divided in five compartments, corresponding to the five lotuses above them, and giving apparently the names of the figures. Two syllables in first compartment illegible. No. 536, Hoernle Reg. I' 92" X 2".
Mi. xxi. 002. Inscribed wooden post, octagonal in ,section, pointed at one end ; much worm-eaten and fissured. Inscr. with (apparently) 8 II. writing in large Upright Gupta chars. and Khotanese language, running parallel along length from head to point ; mostly illegible from faintness and fissures. No. 537, Hoernle Reg. H. 2' 5-r ; diam. 4".
Khora. oo5. a, b. Two frs. of two Pôthis of stiff, whitish paper, much damaged, in Skr. and Slanting Gupta, containing hymns of Mâtrceta.
(I) Fr. of the Caluhsalaka-stotra, containing portions of chap. i, verses I—I2 ; 5 II. on page ; 9" x 25"; full length about 15". (2) Small fr., 4" x ii", of the Salapanicasatikastotra, containing portions of verses 146-5o, or, as numbered in our MS., verses Io-14. The full size of fol. must have been about 9" x
Both frs. described and transcribed in Hoernle, Buddhist Literature from Eastern Turkestan, i. pp. 73-80. No. 540, Hoernle Reg.
Khora. oo5. c. Small fr. of Pôthi fol.; from middle of upper edge, stiff, whitish paper, with remains of 2 II. writing and traces of 3rd I. on either page, in Kuchean language, Slanting Gupta chars. Fol. No. lost. Purport unknown. No. 541, Hoernle Reg.
IV.—MANUSCRIPTS IN SANSKRIT, KHOTANESE, AND KUCHEAN FROM
WALLED-UP CHAPEL OF CHIEN-FO-TUNG, TUN-HUANG
(See • above, pp. 913 sqq.)
Ch, oo4I. Roll, complete ; dun-coloured paper, slightly damaged along edges. Inscr. on rev. with 151 1I., in corrupt Skr. and Cursive Gupta ; on obv. Chin. language.
Contents : combination of two dhdranis ; for first, ending in middle of loth l., the Usnisa-viijaya, see Anecdota Oxon., i. pt. iii, pp. 9, 22, 35, 36 : for second, the Talhrigalosnisa-
sitcitapatraniimii Mahâprallyaitgird, see J.R.A.S.,
191 I, pp. 460-61. Valuable on account of the light thrown by its Skr. corruptions on phonetics of Khotanese. No. r, Hoernle Reg. 10' 10"x Ion'. Pl. CXLVII.
Ch. 0042. Roll, complete; dun-coloured paper, slightly damaged along edges. Inscr. on obv. with Chin. ; on rev.
with series of separate entries in Khotanese and Cursive Gupta script ; which, however, are to be read in opposite directions from the two ends of roll.
Contents : (z) to be read from top end, 5 or 6 short entries, giving fragments of Khotanese alphabet; (2) from the bottom end, 6 or 7 very short entries, containing the date asa sßlya hadyaja nraste ksausin!ya hade, i. e. ` The Horse (Skr. aka) year, in the Hadyaja month, on the sixth day'; and seal. No. 2, Hoernle Reg. 6' „" x ro".
Ch. 0043. Roll, complete ; dun-coloured paper, damaged at upper edge. Inscr. on obv. with Chin. ; on rev. with about 48 II. of writing in very rude Cursive Gupta and