(0635) Agate Eye Bead, China-Tibet, 18th c. and before

$500.00 (as of February 27, 2020, 12:15 pm)



An antique “one eye” agate bead, coming from Tibet.It displays a natural eye and seems to be worn for centuries, some dig marks and the classical “naga skin” surface.Excellent patina.The reddish colur is due to iron inclusion in the upper layer of agate.About this type of beads, see “The History of Beads” by Lois Sherr Dubin, Thames and Hudson, 1987, picture at page 306, and at page 311(just the top) in the chapter dedicated to the magical eye bead. See also Jamie Allen, “Magical Ancient Beads”.To date this beads, refer to “A bead Timeline”, J. W. Lankton, chapter 4, fig. 4.3. He let them starting from the 3rd millennium BCE. Size: Length from hole to hole: 26mm. Diameter: 14mm. Weight: 7,4grms Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk.

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