General condition: The frame contains remains of a small sheet of birch bark broken into numerous pieces. The letters, however, are quite legible and allow a reconstruction of the fragment.
Measurements: 16 cm x 6 cm ca. 8 lines on r, ca. 5 lines on v ca. 40 a/l on r and v
Hands: Both sides are written by the same hand (scribe 7).
Contents: r: Karmavācanā formula for the appointment of a śayyāsanagrāhaka, v: Karmavācanā formula for the entering of the samgha into a vihāra at the beginning of the rainy season (varṣopagamana).
Fragment 7 is a rather small (remnant of a) collection of Karmavācanā formulars. The two texts preserved are a Karmavācanā formula about the appointment of a monk responsible for the allotment of lodging places (śayyāsanagrāhaka) (cf. Härtel 1956: 157-160) on the obverse and another one about the entering of a residence in the rainy season (varṣopagamana) (cf. Härtel 1956: 124-129) on the reverse of the small sheet of birch bark. Despite their rather fragmentary condition it is clearly visible that the formal structure of both formulae agrees with that of the comparable Pāli and Skt. material.