Year Era Month Day
C.E. Ruler Dynasty
Owner/donor Śivarakṣiṯa Donor status Son of Muṃjavaṃda (Skt. Mūjavat)
Subject Reliquary School Type Private Donation
Medium Steatite Findspot Bimaran, near Jalalabad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan Last known location British Museum, London, UK (1880.27)
Editions Wilson 1841, 70–1, 258–9, pl. II; Burnouf 1844, 348; Bird 1847, 63; Cunningham 1854, 707–8; Dowson 1863, 241–4, pl. III; Pargiter 1921–2; Konow 1929, 50–2, pl. 10.2; Fussman 1987, 69–71, 83–4; Krishnan 1989, 180–1; Baums 2012, 249, fig. 4.24 Other refs. Prinsep 1834.2, pl. XXII; Lassen 1838, 89–90; Prinsep 1844, pl. XV; Lassen 1847–62, II 1178; Prinsep 1858, I 105–108, pl. VI; Lassen 1867–74, II 1192; Birdwood 1880, 145; Senart 1890, 133; Goblet d’Alviella 1897, 92–3; Foucher 1905–19, 477–9; Thomas 1915.4, 99; Majumdar 1924, 4; Le May 1943; Brough 1962, 95; Dobbins 1968.2, 151–5; Errington+ 1992, 186–7; Tsukamoto 1996, 957; Salomon 2005.2, 360; Radich 2007, 526; Errington 2012, 142, 143 (no. 52), 147; Salomon 2012.2, 171 (no. 52), 179, 189; Jongeward 2012.3, 287 (no. 332)
Comments
On the Coins and Relics Discovered by M. le Chevalier Ventura, General in the Service of Mahá Rájá Runjeet Singh, in the Tope of Manikyála
Zur Geschichte der Griechischen und Indoskythischen Könige in Baktrien, Kabul und Indien durch Entzifferung der Altkabulischen Legenden auf ihren Münzen
Ariana antiqua: A Descriptive Account of the Antiquities and Coins of Afghanistan: With a Memoir on the Buildings Called Topes, by C. Masson, Esq.
Introduction à l’histoire du buddhisme indien, tome premier
Note on the Historical Results, Deducible from Recent Discoveries in Afghanistan
Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha and Jaina Religions: Embracing the Leading Tenets of Their System, as Found Prevailing in Various Countries; Illustrated by Descriptive Accounts of the Sculptures in the Caves of Western India, with Translations of the Inscriptions from Those of Kanari, Karli, Ajanta, Ellora, Nasik, &c. Which Indicate Their Connexion with the Coins and Topes of the Panjab and Afghanistan
Indische Alterthumskunde
Coins of the Indian Buddhist Satraps, with Greek Inscriptions
Essays on Indian Antiquities, Historic, Numismatic, and Palæographic
On a Newly Discovered Bactrian Pali Inscription; and on Other Inscriptions in the Bactrian Pali Character
Indische Alterthumskunde
The Industrial Arts of India
Notes d’épigraphie indienne, III : De quelques monuments indo‐bactriens
Ce que l’Inde doit a la Grèce : des influences classiques dans la civilisation de l’Inde
L’art gréco‐bouddhique du Gandhâra : étude sur les origines de l’influence classique dans l’art bouddhique de l’Inde et de l’Extrême‐Orient
Notes on the Edicts of Asoka
The Inscriptions on the Bimaran Vase
A List of Kharoṣṭhī Inscriptions
Kharoshṭhī Inscriptions with the Exception of Those of Aśoka
The Bimaran Casket
The Gāndhārī Dharmapada
Two Gandhāran Reliquaries
Numismatic and Epigraphic Evidence for the Chronology of Early Gandharan Art
Uṭṭaṅkita Sanskrit Vidyā Araṇya Epigraphs, Volume II: Prākṛit and Sanskrit Epigraphs: 257 B.C. to 320 A.D.
The Crossroads of Asia: Transformation in Image and Symbol in the Art of Ancient Afghanistan and Pakistan
Indo bukkyō himei no kenkyū
The Indo‐Greek Era of 186/5 B.C. in a Buddhist Reliquary Inscription
The Somatics of Liberation: Ideas about Embodiment in Buddhism from Its Origins to the Fifth Century C.E.
Catalog and Revised Texts and Translations of Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
Reliquaries in the British Museum
Gandharan Reliquary Inscriptions
Appendix – Tables of Gandharan Reliquaries

body. Śivarakṣiṯasa Mu[ṃ]javaṃda­put[r]asa daṇamuhe ṇiyaṯide bhag̱avaṯa śarirehi sarva­budha[ṇa] puyae

lid. bhag̱avaṯa śarirehi Śivarakṣiṯasa Muṃja[v]aṃda­putrasa daṇamuhe

Source: Fussman 1987
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