Crystal Casket from Piprahwa
Title Crystal Casket from Piprahwa
Accession Number 19741A&B
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Crystal Casket
Main Material Crystal
Country India
Provenance Basti district, Uttar Pradesh.
Origin Place Basti district, Uttar Pradesh.
Patron/Dynasty Sakya clan (?)
Period / Year of Work C.3rd Century B.C.E.
Dimensions 5.1 cm. in height and 10.1 cm. in diameter
Brief Description This crystal casket containing a few precious gems and gold leaves some of which look like stars, is one of the five caskets discovered at Piprahwa. The knob of its lid is in the shape of a fish.