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Buddhist Reliquary Box with Precious Objects and Holy Body Parts

Artist/maker unknown, Pakistani or Afghani

Made in northern Pakistan, Pakistan, Asia
or made in eastern Afghanistan, Afghanistan, Asia

2nd - 3rd century

Schist; Reliquary contents include: miniature gold objects (containers, florets, etc.), semiprecious stones, seed pearls, beads and other relics including some tooth fragments.

Bowl (a): 1 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches (3.8 × 6.4 cm) Lid (b): 1 3/8 × 2 3/8 inches (3.5 × 6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 331, Asian Art, third floor (Dutt Gallery)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. David R. Nalin and Dr. Richard J. Nalin, 2011

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