Ancient Two Eyed Phum dZi
A rare opportunity to acquire one of the rarest ancient dZi beads of Tibet and the Himalayas. Phum dZi are typically seen with the longevity decoration and very rarely do they display eyes or other motifs. This is the only Phum dZi with eyes that we have handled or seen for sale in or outside of Asia in the past 20 years and it is therefore a very important bead. The only other example that we know of was featured in a Taiwanese publication on dZi beads in the 1990s and this bead measured only 25 mm and the colour was much weaker.
Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or repairs.
33 mm x 15.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan regions.