The item is a wonderful early roman period ancient Agate Luk Mik Eye Bead or Goats eye bead circa 1000 B. D + or. The Goat’s eye bead is thought to be the first stone bead that human beings wore as a protective amulet. This ancient Agate bead displays brown 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 circles and a smaller eye can be seen visibly in the centre of the bead with lines of banding. It has has hole running through. This is a very sought after size for setting in a ring, pendant or brooch. It measures 23mm in diameter and 11mm 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. They are very unusual and extremely rare. It would be a quality addition to any bead collection, a must have for any ancient bead collector, from my personal collection. Please Note: The color may be slightly different from the picture because of different display device. We would much appreciate it and continue providing best service with efforts. We will spare no efforts to work for you. If you find any quality problem, please contact with us in 7 days after receipt. We will solve the problem for you with efforts. Any other reason you want to return. For any reason, you do not like it or simply want to return, please contact with us in 7 days after receipt. The item “Large ANCIENT AGATE LUKMI EYE BEAD or GOATS EYE DZI circa 1000 B. C. 300 A. D” is in sale since Monday, February 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Beads\Pre-1400″. The seller is “buy-views” and is located in Bangkok, AY. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Brown
- Material: Agate
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Afghanistan
Large ANCIENT AGATE LUKMI EYE BEAD or GOATS EYE DZI circa 1000 B. C. 300 A. D