Collection British Library Maintainer Published
Contents AvL2 Parallels Scribes BLS02, BLS02 ?
Frame 6 Fragment 2 Other ID J2.1
Type Date 1‒100 Basis for date internal, paleography
Medium Birch bark Findspot Haḍḍa, Afghanistan ? Last known location British Library, London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm) 11.2 × 23 Lines (r) 13 Lines (v) 13
Editions Salomon 1999, 141–5; Lenz 2010, 95–104 Other refs. Hinüber 2001.2, 520; Lenz 2004, 200–1, 206–7; Green 2007, 21; Yost 2007; Chén 2011; Neelis 2011, 255; Baums 2014.4, 184, 206; Fussman 2015, 159–60
Comments Text based on Lenz 2010 (SB, 2010-10-16).

Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhāra: The British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Once upon a Present Time: An Avadānist from Gandhāra
Female Imagery in the Avadānaśataka
Bulletin of the Asia Institute
Gandhāran Avadānas: British Library Kharoṣṭhī Fragments 1–3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A–C
Dūnhuáng Tǔlǔfān yánjiū
Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks: Mobility and Exchange within and beyond the Northwestern Borderlands of South Asia
Gandhāran Scrolls: Rediscovering an Ancient Manuscript Type
Kushan Power and the Expansion of Buddhism beyond the Soleiman Mountains
Recto

1. {{paśido pra[s̱ado]}} ya[vi] /// . . .

2. ra Jihonige {{maha­}}kṣatra///(*vo) . . .

3. riadi manuśa pradi ? /// . . .

4. {{āva[s̱i]rila ku}} ? /// . . .

5. Gadharami o ? /// . . .

6. ve[stra]gena bahadi k[r]i[ś]. /// . . .

7. ○ 4 1 (6) Takṣaïlara[ya] /// . . .

8. vad[a] ○ 4 2 (7) maṣrugo1 .a /// . . .

8a. ⟪sarva ime avadana a[ca] (*likhidaga)⟫

9. girige uyujadi /// . . .

10. ○ pacano idrigano dr[i]ṭhate i /// . . .

11. te añamaña pruchadi aca kada ? /// . . .

12. ki ci corasamagule siyadi /// . . .

13. eke matr[e]di aho pi ka /// . . .

Verso

14. eke puruṣo eke pa[r]u[ṣo] ma///(*tredi) . . .

15. matredi aho ◦ palaïś̄a ? ? /// . . .

16. dro praharo dada[śe] caduṭho ? /// . . .

17. aho lakṣo daḍiś̄a ○ ya ? /// . . .

18. Palaïdrigo Viridrigo Śpave[dr]‍(*i)‍[go] /// . . .

19. {{Spadi[idrigo Daḍidrigo]}} /// . . .

20. Pokhala[di] · puśi ? + /// . . .

21. ? matredi budha(*sa) · ci ? /// . . .

22. no palid[o] · mame ? /// . . .

23. yavi kala­ga(*d)o /// . . .

24. [○] veda­dukham asa /// . . .

25. no mo tasa du[v]e ? /// . . .

26. . . . /// no vaci[do] ? /// . . .

Source: Lenz 2010
AS; Lenz 2010: maśrugo


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