This object was found from the site of a wooden pagoda on the site of a temple in Neungsan-ri, Buyeo.
A dish for the reliquary is presumed to have existed in the tunnel-type space(measuring 74cm high, 50cm wide, and 45cm deep) but was not found at the time of excavation.
The inscribed Chinese characters on the front and back sides of the object say that the temple was built by King Chang (King Wideok)
-- who ascended the throne in 554 -- and his sister in 567, and that his sister presented his sarira to the temple.
The reliquary is the oldest existing one of its kind in Korea. Objects unearthed from the site of a wooden pagoda
-- such as Clay Bodhisattva, Gilt-bronze Buddha Plaques, glass beads, Waist belt accessories, and bracelet --
show how sarira was enshrined in the early days of the country.