A rare quality new agate bead that was sourced many years ago from a bead dealer in China. We first noticed a handful of these beads appear in Nepal around 10 years ago and they were then being sold as ancient. They also had a selling price of more than $1000 each. This mostly opaque agate bead displays a zig zag decoration. It was probably designed to resemble beads found in Burma and dating to the Pyu/Tircul period. It is possible that the agate bead is ancient and the decoration a more recent addition. It would make a lovely focal bead on a necklace.
Condition: Very good
Size: 35mm x 14mm (approx)