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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880.3885.b

  • Description

    An irregularly shaped, cabochon cut garnet, with a flat back; slightly chipped on one corner.

  • Date

    • 1stC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 6 millimetres
    • Width: 5 millimetres
    • Thickness: 5 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    From relic deposits 'Box 6', tray South Kensington Museum no.1121/India Museum no.4: for documentation, see 1880.3885.a.
    E. Errington: This cabochon-cut garnet is the right size and shape to be one of the three inlaid stones missing from the bottom register of the Bimaran gold reliquary 1900,0209.1. It may be identifiable as the garnet 'in the lower line, fallen out of its position', which according to Masson (MSS Eur. E161/VII, f.2), was included in the box of finds from the site dispatched from Kabul in 1836.

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1880

  • Acquisition notes

    Excavated between November 1833 and April 1834 (Masson MSS Eur. E161/VII, ff.1-2).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1880.3885.b

  • Additional IDs

    • 1121 (South Kensington Museum no.)
    • 4 (India Museum no.)
An irregularly shaped, cabochon cut garnet, with a flat back; slightly chipped on one corner.

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