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Ancient Khmer Bead

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1361758

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Rare ancient bead from tube 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: 5.2cm/2in and D: 1.2cm.0.47in.