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MS in Gandhari on palm-leaf, India, 2nd to early 3rd c., 6 partial ff., originally ca. 4x40? cm, single column, (ca. 3,5x38? cm), 3 lines in a late Kharosthi book script. 

camgisutra-of-the-mahasamghika-lokottaravadins

MS in Sanskrit on palm-leaf, India, 4th c., 6 partial ff. and 20 fragments, originally ca. 5x40? cm, single column, (ca. 4x38? cm), 6 lines in an early western Gupta script with strong Kusana affiliations. 

PERFECTION OF WISDOM SUTRA; DAIHANNYAHARAMITA-KYO. VOL. 174 | MS 2450

 MS in Chinese on paper, Japan, 8th c., 1 scroll of 16 sheets (complete), 25x793 cm, 29-31 columns per sheet, 17 characters in Chinese script.

PERFECTION OF WISDOM SUTRA; PRAJNAPARAMITA | MS 2342

MS in Chinese on blue- stained paper, Kamakura, Japan, 10th-11th c., outer sheet of a scroll, 27x44 cm, 17 columns, (21x33 cm), 17 characters per column in gold ink in Chinese book script. 

PERFECTION OF WISDOM SUTRA IN TEN THOUSAND LINES | MS 2371

MS in Tibetan on thick paper stained black and varnished, Tibet, ca. 1400, 198 ff. (complete), 19x67 cm, single column, (13x58 cm), 9 lines in a formal Tibetan dbu can book script in gold, 4 opening pages with 3-4 lines in large ornamental script in gold. 

THE MAHAYANA SUTRA MANUSCRIPT | MS 2378/1

MS in Sanskrit on palm-leaf, India, 5th c., 5 ff., 30 partial ff., 3 unidentified fragments of originally: ca. 550 ff., 4x38 cm, single column, (3x37 cm), 4 lines in North Western Gupta book scripts. 

BHAISAJYAGUR AND VAJRACCHEDIKA SUTRA | 2385

MS in Sanskrit on birchbark, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, 6th c., 46 ff., 6x18 cm, single column, (5x17 cm), 5-6 lines in Gilgit/Bamiyan ornate type book script. 

BOUNDLESS LIFE MAHAYANA SUTRA | MS 2100

MS in Tibetan on paper, Tibet, early 8th c., 1 scroll (complete), 29x158 cm, 7 columns, (28x156 cm), 19 lines in Tibetan dbu can book script. 

PRATIMOKSA-VIBHANGA OF THE MAHASAMGHIKA-LOKOTTARAVADINS | MS 2382/269

MS in Sanskrit on palm-leaf, India, 6th c., 1 f. + 2 partial ff., originally ca. 4x38 cm, single column, (ca. 3,5x36 cm), 6 lines in a calligraphic Gilgit/Bamiyan type I script, with 1 string hole dividing the leaf ca. 75 % - 25 %.