An irregularly shaped, cabochon cut garnet, with a flat back; slightly chipped on one corner.
- 1stC (circa)
- Made in: Afghanistan
- Excavated/Findspot: Bimaran Stupa 2
- (Asia,Afghanistan,Darunta,Bimaran,Bimaran Stupa 2)
- Length: 6 millimetres
- Width: 5 millimetres
- Thickness: 5 millimetres
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.
Excavated between November 1833 and April 1834 (Masson MSS Eur. E161/VII, ff.1-2).
- 1121 (South Kensington Museum no.)
- 4 (India Museum no.)
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Object reference number: RRI45883
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