Small knotted fragment of blue and pale yellow ochre silk (?)
- 2ndC-4thC (circa)
- Made in: Afghanistan
- Excavated/Findspot: Wardak Stupa 4 (?)
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Wardak,Wardak Stupa 4)
- Length: 8 millimetres
- Width: 5 millimetres
- Thickness: 5 millimetres
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).
Excavated on Masson's behalf in 1836 (MSS Eur. E161/VII, f.27).
- 1095 (South Kensington Museum no.)
- 56 (India Museum no.)
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Object reference number: R##46238
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