seal / intaglio
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Oval, light-coloured cabochon cut garnet intaglio showing a walking horse in profile.
- 1stC-2ndC (circa)
- Made in: Afghanistan
- Found/Acquired: Kabul, bazaar?
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Kabul (province),Kabul)
- Height: 8 millimetres
- Width: 11 millimetres
- Thickness: 3 millimetres
For a similar horse, see the banded blue and green opaque glass seal 1880.4109.m, from Wardak Stupa 1 relic deposit, which is dated by the inscribed reliquary to AD 178 (see 1880.93).
Scored with two small marks at the top edge.
Probably purchased by Masson in Kabul bazaar, 1833-8.
- IM.Gems.44 (British Museum no.: India Museum collection)
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Object reference number: RRI12090
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