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  • Description

    Three tiny fragments of silk (?)

  • Date

    • 2ndC-4thC (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6 millimetres (largest)
    • Width: 5 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Found in in relic deposits 'Box 2', in an unnumbered large white tray with blue trim now designated 'A', together with identifiable finds from Passani Stupa 'tumulus' 2 (1880.4101.a), Hadda Stupa 4 (1880.4101.d), Wardak Stupa 8 (1880.4101.e), and possibly Nandara Stupa 1 (1880.4101.c). A small piece of silk was also found in Wardak Stupa 4 (see 1880.4110.e).


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  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated in July or September 1834 (Masson MSS Eur. E161/VII, ff.10; MSS Eur. E163, sec.19, f.59), or excavated on Masson's behalf in 1836 (MSS Eur. E161/VII, f.27).

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Three tiny fragments of silk (?)



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