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Kanishka casket
also called "Kanishka reliquary" and has one more synonym

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  1. is a Buddhist reliquary made in gilted copper, and dated to the first year of the reign of the Kushan emperor Kanishka, in 127 CE

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  2. discovered in a deposit chamber under the monumental Kanishka stupa (described by Chinese pilgrims in the 7th century as the tallest stupa in all India), during the archeological excavations in 1908-1909 in Shah-ji-Dheri on the outskirts of Peshawar

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  3. said to have contained three bone fragments of the Buddha, which were forwarded to Burma by the British following the excavation, where they still remain

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  4. The casket is today at the Peshawar Museum, and a copy is in the British Museum

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  5. Detail of the Buddha, surrounded by cherubs, with devotee or bodhisattava
    Detail of the Buddha, surrounded by cherubs, with devotee or bodhisattava

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