Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A damaged ancient dZi bead. Sourced in Nepal from someone who said they dug it up on their land. Pure dZi are rarely seen so fat. Three complete eyes still remain on this bead but it is unclear how many eyes this bead once had. The stylised eye above appears to have horns, and the decoration can be seen to penetrate at least 1 mm. If this bead was whole it would have been as much as 80 mm in length. size 31.55 mm x 19.58 mm.

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