- Museum number
Spherical casket, now lacking its lid. The lightly incised design consists of four roundels on the sides and another on the bottom containing rosettes within two widely spaced concentric grooves. Two such grooves again surround the opening where a similar motif may be presumed for the lid.
- Production date
Diameter: 4.90 centimetres
Height: 4.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The small variations in the form of the rosettes recur on similar objects from Taxila (Sirkap).
Marshall called his examples from Sirkap toilet caskets, their use as reliquaries explaining their often excellent condition.
- On display (G33/dc51a/s1)
- 1.Light grey steatite, turned; slightly worn and with soil incrustation.
2.Small paper label marked '1009' is stuck on an inside wall; boss inside at bottom must be left over from turning.
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1009 (South Kensington Museum no.)