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Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair - 69 mm
Our Price: £2,995.00

A very large and dramatic ancient Chong dZi. 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 amulet that would look wonderful strung on its own or with other Himalayan beads.

length 69 mm x 19 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 30 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 30 mm
Our Price: £1,800.00

A rare quality ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Dense blood spots can be seen throughout the body.This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 30 mm x 10 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 29.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 29.5 mm
Our Price: £1,350.00

A vibrant ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 29.5 mm x 9.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Single Stripe Chong dZi - 34 mm
Ancient Single Stripe Chong dZi - 34 mm
Our Price: £1,200.00

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.
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan Regions
34 mm x 11.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Chung dZi Bead
Huge Gold Capped Ancient Chung dZi
Our Price: £700.00

A stunning ancient Chung dZi that has been capped with 24 K gold. It displays gorgeous banding and two 'decorated' equatorial stipes. When whole this bead would have been more than 10 cms in length!! This is one of the finest banded agate beads we have ever offered for sale.

48.89 mm x 20.13 mm
Prized in the Himalayan Regions
Age 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Chung dZi Bead
Large Ancient Damaged Chung dZi
Our Price: £350.00

An impressive damaged portion of an extremely large Chung dZi. This piece would have easily been more than 10 cm in length when whole. A large decorated stripe still wraps around the body. It would look very striking if it was capped in gold.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
34.51mm x 23.91 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 39.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 39.5 mm

A magnificent ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can 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 greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 39.5 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 41 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 41 mm

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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 greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 41 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 39.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 39.5 mm

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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 greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with a few medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 39.5 mm x 13 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 45 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 45 mm

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A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and medicine nik at one end. No breaks or repairs. The line on the bead in the second photo is natural crystalline banding inherent in the stone. It is not a crack.
length 45 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 - 42.5 mm

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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 greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians 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 and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and 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