Big Jasper Bead from China-Tibet
Antique (ancient?) jasper bead. This type of bead can be found in the Himalayan regions.
Very fine usage patina. The wearing signs (overall around the holes) can witness a very old age.
It is considered a strong protective stone, and aids in balancing the yin & yang energies.
In western world it is called “leopard jasper”.
Datable to HAN period (western HAN 206BCE-25CE – eastern HAN 25CE-220CE).
Size: diameter: 34mm.