Sunday, 8 April 2012

Further on Srid pa rgyud manuscripts @ Bod & BnF

     To continue from the February 2012 posting on the H.E.Richardson Srid pa rgyud manuscript...
With kind assistance from, firstly, 
Jenny Ferreux (librarian at the Institut d'études tibétaines at the Collège de France) 
and subsequently from 
Dr. Nathalie Monnet (Conservateur en chef, Chargée des fonds chinois, Bibliothèque nationale de France)
we eventually identified the manuscript R.A.Stein had referred to as Tibétain n° 493. 
Many thanks - merci beaucoup! - for their patient and apposite responses.

The catalogue for the BnF Tibetan manuscripts is in the Asia texts reading room at 5 rue Vivienne, a temporary entrance while building works go on...

The reference in the BnF catalogue is presented below:
BnF Catalogue du fonds tibétain, 1936 
(photos enlarge if left-clicked on once)
ms. Tibétain n° 493 entry
ms. Tibétain n° 493 entry, in detail
Here are a few sample photographs of the Srid pa rgyud text:

Title page, Srid pa rgyud, ms. Tibétain n° 493, BnF
Folios 1v & 2r, Srid pa rgyudms. Tibétain n° 493, BnF

and the final pages:
Folios 198v & 199r, Srid pa rgyudms. Tibétain n° 493, BnF

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Some samples of the second text catalogued as Tibétain n° 493:
Title page
Folios 1v & 2r
final page:

The third text of Tibétain n° 493 is a single folio:

C'est tout pour l'instant.