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Ancient Pyu Conch Shell Agate Bead - 100AD

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1193610

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This ancient conch shell bead from the Pyu period and dates back to around the first century. It represents the emblem of the voice of Buddha preaching the laws of his doctrine, and occurs as one of the auspicious signs on the "Footprint of Buddha". Size: L. 2.2cm. Condition: No repairs. In the enlarged photos you will see the natural faults of the stone but is not very noticeable with the naked eye.