About this objectThis reliquary set, found below the foundation stone of Hōryūji (法隆寺) stupa, comprises five nested containers: the inner glass jar with the relics; contained inside a gold oval openwork container; itself inside a silver oval openwork container. These were placed with offerings into a copper-alloy lidded bowl, and this, again with offerings, inside a similar but larger lidded bowl.
Subject and Association KeywordsRelics
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Medium and MaterialsGold, silver, copper-alloy, glass.