A magnificent ancient Chong dZi with a large dark stripe in the centre. This is a mostly opaque bead and has a beautiful usage patina from many centuries of heirlooming. One of the nicest examples of its type that you are likely to find.
This bead has remained in a private collection since the 1980s.
Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or cracks.
34 mm x 11.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan Regions.