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Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 42.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 42.5 mm
Our Price: £2,800.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more than the other decorated agates that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates. This may well suggest that there was a bead making industry unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These Himalayan beads have now become incredibly scarce and now seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs.
length 42.5 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE Origin:
Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 42.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi with Coral & Gold - 42.5 mm
Our Price: £2,310.00

ON HOLD!

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 gold faceted beads.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or repairs.
Temporarily strung
Chong dZi Size: 37 mm x 10 mm
Coral Size: 10 mm
Age: 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal

Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair - 69 mm
Our Price: £1,995.00

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A very large and dramatic ancient Chong dZi that is slightly bow shaped. The bead is crafted from a dark opaque agate and displays four stripes. It has been repaired with a band of 22 K gold. A very powerful looking dZi bead that looks wonderful strung on its own or as a striking focal bead on a necklace.

length 69 mm x 19 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi (Repaired) - 90 mm
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi (Repaired) - 90 mm

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A magnificent ancient Chong dZi with four stripes. It has been repaired due to an ancient break in the centre of the bead. This means it was originally found in two parts and then joined together to make the bead complete. It is now almost impossible to find Chong dZi of this type and even more difficult to find them in such a dramatic size. Despite the break it is still a very rare bead and can still be strung and worn.

length 90 mm x 23 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal