RARE ANCIENT INDUS VALLEY MULTI BANDED AGATE dZi EYE – HEALING BEAD. For thousands of years a wealth of stone beads have been traded and heirloomed within the Indus valley, Himalayas, Tibet and near east. These beads have become deeply rooted in Buddhist folklore and their spiritual traditions. I feel very privileged to be able to offer this genuine ancient bead to you. This ancient natural Dzi bead has been decorated with 4 etched white bands, it has a large natural eye and natural crystalline banding. Red blood spots have formed over thousands of years within the surface/subsurface of the stone. This would indicate that the agate used to form the bead came from the Indus Valley, the blood spots in a Dzi bead are highly valued by the Tibetans and are very sought after. It has flattened areas from its primitive shaping or from filling for medicine. Its drill holes indicate diamond drilling developed in the Indus Valley around 600 B. The etching of beads has been known since the Indus Valley and Harappan Civilization, dated to 2500- 1500 BC. Under the rule of Chandragupta Maurya, the Mauryan Period, dating from 300 BC to 100 AD when the culture of etched beads reached there quantitative peak. This example is probably from Chandragupta Maurya’s grandson, Ashoka The Great (274 BC) when India was ruled by Buddhism. Still today the etched beads are especially loved by the Buddhist. The Bead surface has a patina attesting to its great age. Good with weathering commensurate with age. Measures 55.5 mm long and 16 mm in diameter and weighs in at 20.4 grams approximately. This is an exceptional example from my collection originally acquired in Tibet before 1970. It would be a quality addition to any ancient bead collection, a must have for any ancient bead collector. Displays wear to string hole and patina that only develops after being kept for many centuries. The 1 eyed Dzi bead stands for a beacon of light and hope. This powerful eye is believed to enhance human wisdom, and bring forth happiness for life. The 4 decorated white threads/bands are added to signify that the Dzi is a healing bead, it has an energy and warms when held in the hand or against the skin. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is bring balance to energy. Most Tibetans believe that the dzi were once insects that lived in a kind of nest call? When the insects were unearthed they will continue to move for a while and eventually become petrified in the form of dzi that exist today. There are stories say that the dzi were once insects but became petrified by the touch of human hand, or by the people with good karma. One of the stories describes the dzi (formed by none human beings) were once wore by semi-gods in heaven as ornaments during ancient times. When the dzi gradually blemished, the semi-god throw it to the earth. Therefore, no one can ever find the beads in perfect condition. It is also believed that the dzi beads were made from meteorites fell from outer space thousands of years ago. The magnetic field of dzi bead is three times stronger than the normal crystals. No breaks or repairs. DON’T MISS IT. PICTURES PROVIDED FOR YOUR OWN APPRAISAL. 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 INDUS VALLEY BANDED AGATE dZi EYE HEALING BEAD c 300 B. C 100 A. D” is in sale since Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 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: Indus Valley
- Sub-Type: Decorated Banded Agate
- Product: One eye Dzi Bead
- Age: Pre-1800
- Primary Material: Agate
- Original/Repro: Original
ANCIENT INDUS VALLEY BANDED AGATE dZi EYE HEALING BEAD c 300 B. C 100 A. D