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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Reliquary. Globular reliquary in two parts, lathe-tuned in steatite. Inscribed.

  • Date

    • 2ndC BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.1 centimetres
    • Width: 7.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        on lid
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Transliteration

        sapurisasa kotīputasa kāsapagotasa savahemavatācariyasa
      • Inscription Translation

        [Relics] of Kotīputa of the Kāsapagota, teacher of all the Hemavatas.
      • Inscription Comment

        Kassapagotto ca yo thero majjhimo durabhisaro sahadevo mūlakadevo himavante yakkhagaṇam pasādayam (Dpvs 8:10)
  • Bibliography

    • Willis 2001 bibliographic details
    • Willis 2000 no. 15 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department


  • Registration number


Reliquary. Inscription. Made of stone (steatite).

Reliquary. Inscription. Made of stone (steatite).

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