Rare Ancient Three Eye dZi Bead
A marvelous ancient dZi bead with the classic three eye design. It displays a lovely chocolate brown colour with cream and ivory coloured lines. The surface and ends are polished smooth from rubbing against the skin and other beads for many centuries. Blood spots are also visible under magnification. Tibetans view blood spots as indication of a very healthy bead. Three eyed beads are now rarely seen and so this is an excellent opportunity to acquire an authentic example.
Origin: Private Collection - Sourced in North India in the early 1970s.
Condition: Mostly very good. With minor surface blemishes which is to be expected from a 2000 year old (+ or -) bead. There is also a superficial surface fissue in the centre of the bead, however, it still remains robust.
No breaks or repairs.
Size 30.5 mm x 10 mm
Any surface blemishes are always more noticeable in the enlarged photos. With the naked eye they are not so apparent.