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Gold stupa-shaped reliquary, 1st century, ht. ca. 4 cm.

Gold stupa-shaped reliquary, 1st century, ht. ca. 4 cm.

© Trustees of the British Museum.

Notice

Material
Metals | Stone
Type
Religious and ceremonial objects
Details
Containers, most often in the form of pellet-shaped boxes with lids or miniature stupas. Usually made from stone (often steatite) though many are made of bronze or precious metals (gold or silver). Size: 2 to 50 cm high.  |
Red List
Red List of Afghanistan Antiquities at Risk
Countries
Afghanistan
Period
Pre-Islamic