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Banded Agate Bead from China-Tibet
Excellent banded agate . This type of bead can be found in the Himalayan regions, like this one, but also in the Persian area. Ancient, with very fine usage patina.
See about “The History of Beads”, Thames & Hudson, L. S. Dubin, in the chapter dedicated to the asian agate beads, and, for a picture, page 53.
See also “Sparkling Splendors – The art of Chinese Carving on Rock Crystal and Agate, The Taoshi Zhai Collection” by Roger Chow, The Art Museum The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2000 – at pages 186 – 187, pictures 189 – 190.
Size: length: 25mm.