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  • Inscribed reliquary donated by King Indravarman, dated 5–6 a.d.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bajaur Valley
    Schist; Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
    Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.70a,b)

    Inscribed: β€œIn the sixty-third year of the late Great King Aya [Azes], on the sixteenth day of the month Kartia [Kartika]; at this auspicious[?] time, Prince Indravarma[n], son of the King of Apraca, establishes these bodily relics of Lord Shakyamuni in a secure, deep, previously unestablished place; he produces brahma-merit together with his mother, Rukhunaka, daughter of Aji. . . . And these bodily relics, having been brought in procession from the Muryaka cave stupa, were established in a secure[?], safe, deep[?] depository, [in] the year twenty-five.”

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  • Inscribed reliquary donated by King Indravarman, dated 5–6 A.D.
    Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bajaur Valley
    Schist; Diam. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
    Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987 (1987.142.70a,b)

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