The Zhol inscription

Labelinsc_ZholInscription
LocationOriginally built at Ngan-lam Sri, moved to south of the Potala Palace in Lhasa by the fifth Dalai Lama (cf. Hazod 2009: 181-184).
Datepost 763.
Conditionextant.
ImagesPitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.29.1): plate 2001.59.17.29.1: South face, lines (62-64)65-74Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.23.1): plate 2001.59.17.23.1: South face, lines (29)30-44(45)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.24.1): plate 2001.59.17.24.1: South face, lines (27)28-42(43)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.26.1): plate 2001.59.17.26.1: South face, lines (28)29-44(45)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.27.1): plate 2001.59.17.27.1: South face, lines (47)48-68Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.28.1): plate 2001.59.17.28.1: South face, lines (30)31-45(46)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.1.1): plate 2001.59.17.1.1: North face, lines 1-14Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.2.1): plate 2001.59.17.2.1: North face, lines 1-14Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.4.1): plate 2001.59.17.4.1: North face, lines 21-37(?)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.5.1): plate 2001.59.17.5.1: South face, lines 2-20Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.6.1): plate 2001.59.17.6.1: North face, lines 11-29Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.7.1): plate 2001.59.17.7.1: North face, lines 59-68Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.8.1): plate 2001.59.17.8.1: North face, lines (42)43-56Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.9.1): plate 2001.59.17.9.1: North face, lines 52-65Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.10.1): plate 2001.59.17.10.1: East face, lines 1(?)-16(17)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.11.1): plate 2001.59.17.11.1: East face, lines 1-15Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.12.1): plate 2001.59.17.12.1: East face, lines 1-17Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.13.1): plate 2001.59.17.13.1: East face, lines 1-16(17)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.14.1): plate 2001.59.17.14.1: South face, lines (27)28-42(43)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.18.1): plate 2001.59.17.18.1: South face, lines 16-54Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.22.1): plate 2001.59.17.22.1: South face, lines 28-43(44)Richardson (1952: opposite p. 1): opposite p. 1: East face, lines 1-16; South face, lines 48-68+Richardson (1985: plate 2): plate 2: East face, lines 2-17Richardson (1985: plate 3): plate 3: South face, lines 47-68+, Wang (1982: 7 plate 11): South face, lines 44-54Richardson (1998: plate 8): plate 8: South face, lines 1-21+Richardson (1998: plate 16): plate 16: East face, 1-15
RefsWaddell (1909-11: 1247-1282): 1247-1282 ITLSWang (1982: 61-92): 61-92 ITLSBsod nams skyid (1984: 59-76): 59-76 ITLSRichardson (1985: 1-25): 1-25 ITLSLi and Coblin (1987: 138-185): 138-185 ITLSChen and Wang (2003: 44-64): 44-64 ITLS
Note Complete text. 68 lines on the North face, 74 lines on the south face and 17 lines on the East face. The text is mainly based on published photographs. For the illegible parts of the photographs, we follow the readings of Li and Coblin (1987).
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