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  Huge Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 24 mm
Huge Antique Mosaic Coral Bead ~ 24 mm


 
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Product Code: ASPUMT25

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A huge antique mosaic coral bead. Coral is so highly prized in the Himalayan regions that even beads with surface fissures and holes are highly valued. Not a piece of coral was wasted! Gaps were often filled with a wax and pitch mixture that is called lakh. Sometimes smaller pieces of coral were also added to give the appearance of a complete and much more uniform shaped bead. The result is that each bead has its own unique character.

Collected in the 1980s
24 mm x 17 mm (depth)
Age: 100 to 300 years old
Condition: Mostly good with natural pitting and surface fissures.
14 grams


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