The item for sale is a wonderful early. ANCIENT AGATE LUK MIK EYE BEAD or GOATS EYE DZI circa 1000 BC – 300 AD. The Goat’s eye bead is thought to be the first stone bead that human beings wore as a protective amulet. This ancient A gate bead displays b rown Black and white banding and is known as Luk Mik Dzi or Goat’s eye / seeing bead. This lovely looking Agate eye bead also known as Luk Mik and displays excellent patina commensurate with age. It has an outer concentric white agate circles and a clear eye to the centre. The bead has a hole running through both holes are worn from ancient use. It measures 27.74 mm in diameter and 10.42 mm high approximately. In good collectable condition. Early classic “Evil Eye” beads utilized the natural colour bands of a milky striped agate. This ancient bead is naturally banded with concentric crystalline layers forming the eye. These beads were highly valued and traded in ancient Tibet, Himalayan regions , Central and South East Asia. Down on the alluvial plains of the Mesopotamian city states. With an agate like this you cut one way to get stripes or turn the stone round and cut the other way you create concentric circles. These circles are believed to be a powerful deterrent to Evil. The Evil Eye averts its gaze when it meets a threatening eye or a mirror reflecting even its own eyes. It is from these “natural” Eyes that the whole tradition has evolved. Condition: Mostly Very Good. A robust bead with minor. Weathering and superficial surface fissures, excessive wear to bead holes. Collected in the 1970s. A very unusual and extremely rare bead. It would be a quality addition to any bead collection, a must have for any ancient bead collector, from my personal collection. Certificate of Authenticity provided. SEE PICTURES FOR CONDITION. I POST TO ALL WORLD LOCATIONS. Please check other interesting items from my collection that I will be listing over the next few weeks. The item “ANCIENT AGATE LUK MIK EYE BEAD or GOATS EYE DZI circa 1000BC 300AD” is in sale since Wednesday, October 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Tibetan”. The seller is “whitefire7″ and is located in Rossendale. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Tibetan
- Sub-Type: Agate Luk Mik Eye Bead or Goats eye bead
- Product: AMULET EYE BEAD
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Agate
- Original/Repro: Original
ANCIENT AGATE LUK MIK EYE BEAD or GOATS EYE DZI circa 1000BC 300AD