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Ancient Khmer Agate Bead


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Rare ancient bead from biconal agate bead from Cambodia. Most online resources describe these as being from the Dong Son Culture circa 2000 years old however according to this publication Khmer Gold: Gifts for the Gods: Emma Bunker and Douglas Lateford, identifies this as pre 6th century which would make it either Chenla or Funan Kingdoms, and excavated in Banteay Meanchy Province, Cambodia. This was recently acquired from an old Thai collection. As far as I know very few “fresh” pieces have been coming onto the market in the past few years. L: 5.33cm/2.1in and, center D: 1.8cm.0.7in.