A beautiful ancient Luk Mik dZi in fine condition and displaying natural carnelian eyes. Highly sought after as cabachons to be set into high karat gold rings or strung on necklaces with other ancient beads.
Beautiful and not small antique blue chalcedony bead. This bead comes from Tibet - China, beautiful patina for the age. Could go back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907), or before, because these beads came to East from West (Roman Empire and Persia, sasanian period). Blue chalcedony has become one of the most sought after beads from antiquity.
Ancient etched striped carnelian beads originally found in Tello, ancient Girsu (the Indus Valley ) | ca 3000 BC. The stripes are created by painting the carnelian with a mixture of potash and white lead and then fired. During the time of their manufacture there existed an ancient maritime trade network between ancient Mesopotamian and Harappan cultures