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Ancient Crystal Beads

Ancient Crystal Beads


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Hardstones: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1402951

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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. Artifacts from this dig are from 14th/16th CE due to datable ceramics that were found in the same strata, but having said this, these are much older, as similar beads and have been found in the Ban Chiang and Lopburi (Bronze Age sites) and have been traded in the region for at least 2000 years. The center amethyst bead is from China- Dali region- originally from a Buddhist mala. L: 55cm/21.5 in. Weight 180 grams. See enlargements for scale and condition. Free shipping via Hong Kong registered airmail.