A marvelous ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with Tibet and the Himalayan regions. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. These Himalayan beads have become incredibly scarce and they now seldom come into the marketplace for sale.
This bead is flanked by two natural red coral beads and additional 22K faceted gold beads.
Condition: Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or repairs.
Chong dZi Size: 37 mm x 10 mm
Coral Size: 10 mm
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE