Caption: N The Bimaran Reliquary, found at Bimaran, Stupa 2, late 1st to 2nd century AD.
The Bimaran casket is important because it preserves one of the oldest known images of the Buddha.
(68) See Revire, this vol., for a comprehensive reassessment of the validity of sectarian attributions; also the papers presented by Joe Cribb, Wannaporn Rienjang (organiser), Kurt Behrendt, Elizabeth Errington, Pia Brancaccio, Robert Bracey and Janice Stargardt at the Symposium on the Bimaran
Reliquary, Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, 11-12 Sept.
The Museum has a fine collection of relics and reliquaries, including probably the most famous and widely discussed Buddhist reliquary, that from Bimaran
Two exceptions are the famous Bimaran
casket found with coins of late 1st century AD in a stupa west of Jalalabad (figure N), and the Ahinposh casket found in a stupa north of Hadda.