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Striped Agate Bead from China-Tibet
Extra quality antique banded agate. This type of bead can be found in the Himalayan regions, like this one, but also in the Persian area.
Ancient, a very fine usage patina. Wear signs appropriate to the age, and an unusual not perfect round finishing.
This bead could be dated to the TANG Dynasty (618CE – 907CE). Any other suggestions are welcome!
See about “The History of Beads”, Thames & Hudson, L. S. Dubin, in the chapter dedicated to the asian agate beads. Even in J.W. Lankton’ “A Bead Timeline”, vol.1, The Bead Society of Greater Washington, 2003, table at page 44, section 484
- length: 21mm.
- diameter: 12mm.
- weigth: 4,33grms.