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Ancient Crystal Beads

Ancient Crystal Beads


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre 1492: Item # 1359431

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 $500.00 
Good strand of quartz crystal beads (and a few carnelians) excavated from the Tak Burial site near. Mae Sot along the Thai/Burmese border. These can be reliable dated to least 14th/16th centuries due to known and datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said these can be much older as stone beads and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. L: 55cm/21.5 in. Weight 180 grams. See enlargements for scale and condition. Please note that the large purple bead appears to be amethyst and and is a mala "guru" bead, as it has another hole drilled to meet at the central hole. This is from Yunnan, China possibly from the non Han Buddhist, Dali Culture circa 1200/1300.CE. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.