Reliquary lid with inscription

On display

The kharoshthi inscription on this lidded Buddhist reliquary includes a date, possibly 2 BC.

Details

  • Title

    Reliquary lid with inscription

  • Associated place

    Gandhara (place of creation)
  • Date

    2nd century BC (200 - 101 BC)
    Kushan Period (AD 50 - 600)
  • Material and technique

    dark steatite

  • Material index

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  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    5.3 cm (height)
    10.3 cm (diameter)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1995.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 12 | India to AD 600
  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1995.72.b

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Further reading

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 4 on p. 26

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