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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880.4110.e

  • Description

    Small knotted fragment of blue and pale yellow ochre silk (?)

  • Date

    • 2ndC-4thC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8 millimetres
    • Width: 5 millimetres
    • Thickness: 5 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For documentation of South Kensington Museum no.1095/India Museum no.56, see 1880.4110.a.
    E. Errington: This fragment may perhaps be identified with Masson's record that Wardak Stupa 4 in Wardak district held 'A box of ulg or steatite, yellow painted, containing a piece of woven silk (?), a small gold casket, and sundry relics' (MSS Eur. E161/VII, f.27, no.4). Two small beige fragments of cloth, possobly silk, were also found in relic deposits 'Box 2', tray 'A', with finds from Passani Stupa 'tumulus' 2, Hadda Stupa 4 and Wardak Stupa 8 (see 1880.4101.b).

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated on Masson's behalf in 1836 (MSS Eur. E161/VII, f.27).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1880.4110.e

  • Additional IDs

    • 1095 (South Kensington Museum no.)
    • 56 (India Museum no.)
Small knotted fragment of blue and pale yellow ochre silk (?)

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