Reliquary

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Acquired in 1924 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
SSEA
credit
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century - 3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Carved stone reliquary (Casket and Cover).2nd -3rd century AD, Gandhara.
dimensions
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
A similar casket was found in a stupa at Taxila, Rawalpindi District, N.Punjab, containing coins of the Shaka King Azes l (58-15 B.C.)
historical_significance
history_note
Lent by the Royal Asiatic Society of London to the India Museum. Transferred to South Kensington Museum in November 1879. Renumbered in 1924.
id
36118
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:51:15.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:51:15.000Z
latitude
location
In Storage
longitude
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Carved Schist
museum_number
IM.489-1924
museum_number_token
im4891924
object_number
O41057
object_type
Reliquary
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Casket and cover, carved in green-grey steatite. The body is bowl-shaped with low ring foot: the cover is convex with central knob (missing). Both parts are carved in low relief with radiating vertical lotus-petal alternating with petals of chevron-ornament.
place
primary_image_id
production_note
Gandhara, Pakistan. (Kushan dynasty).
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
reliquary-reliquary-unknown
sys_updated
2014-08-11T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Reliquary
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
100