The Skar cung inscription

Labelinsc_SkarInscription
LocationRa ma sgang, 3.2 kilometers southwest of Lhasa.
Datereign of Khri lde srong brtsan (ca 799-815).
Conditionbroken into several pieces. Three pieces are extant in an undeveloped lot behind the park of the Nor bu gling ka (Takeuchi 1999: 233).
ImagesPitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.48.1): plate 2001.59.17.48.1: lines (15)16-26Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.34.1): plate 2001.59.17.34.1: lines (42)43-50 (partial)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.36.1): plate 2001.59.17.36.1: lines 37-53Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.37.1): plate 2001.59.17.37.1: lines (31)32-41(42)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.38.1): plate 2001.59.17.38.1: lines 42-50 (partial)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.39.1): plate 2001.59.17.39.1: lines 44-56 (47-56 partial)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.40.1 same as Richardson [1998: plate 17]): plate 2001.59.17.40.1 same as Richardson [1998: plate 17]: lines (37)38-41 (partial)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.2.6.1): plate 2001.59.2.6.1: lines 47-57 (illegible, partial)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.31.1): plate 2001.59.17.31.1: lines 1-13(14)Pitt Rivers Museum and the British Museum (Web: plate 2001.59.17.33.2): plate 2001.59.17.33.2: lines (9)-(13)14-21(22)Richardson (1949: plate X): plate X: lines 32-41(42)Richardson (1963: plate 17): plate 17: lines 38-41 (partial)Richardson (1985: plate 10): plate 10: lines 24-35(36)Richardson (1998: plate 13): plate 13: baseRichardson (1998: plate 17): plate 17: lines (37)38-41 (partial)
RefsRichardson (1949) ITLSTucci (1950: 14, 51-54, 104-108): 14, 51-54, 104-108 ITLPRichardson (1973) ITLSWang (1982: 151-163): 151-163 ITLSBsod nams skyid (1984: 106-113): 106-113 ITLSRichardson (1985: 72-81): 72-81 ITLSLi and Coblin (1987: 316-331): 316-331 ITLSHor khang (2003) ITLS
NoteThe complete text consited of 57 lines before the inscription was broken. Now only parts of lines 13-16, 22-27 and 36-41 can be confirmed from the extant three pieces. The text is mainly based on the reading of the original by Tsuguhito Takeuchi and published photographs. For illegible portions we follow the readings of Li and Coblin (1987).
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