(0305) Big Lapis Lazuli Chinese Bead

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Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (849) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 111385915377 Lapis lazuli is a semi-precious stone prized since antiquity for it intense colour. It was being mined in Afghanistan, Badakhshan province( besides Hindu Kush), Sar-e-Sang mine, as early as the 7th millennium BCE. Sar-e-Sang mine was mentioned also by Marco Polo in his "Milione". The cornerless cube was a popular shape in the ancient middle and far East, and belongs to the "YANTRA" Beads (Yantra is a sanscrit word that means geometric forms) . It most probably originated from India, where the geometrical triangles and squares are used in the ancient tantric tradition. The geometrical shape of these beads is in the ancient Indian tantric tradition believed to invoke magical qualities. This bead has an important size, a wonderful patina, and presents signs of wearing and weathering without any chip or nick. It belongs to the kind of "cornerless cube", and we suppose it dates back to the Han Dynasties (western and eastern) from 206BCE to 220CE. Size: 13mm. x 19mm. Hole diameter: 7mm. Weight: 10,4grms Import duties, sales taxes (vat) and other charges are not included in the item prices or in the shipping charges. These charges are under the buyer’s responsibility. Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, before bidding / buying. If you are not satisfied of your purchase, we accept return within 14 days for a full refund, less postage. Please look carefully to our pictures and read sizes and weight, because pictures are oversized to show lacks and values. We do not accept to undervalue our items. Please do not pay before receiving the final invoice including shipping fees. We’ll ship out of Europe purchases over euro 100,00 ONLY by FedEx courier. Insurance on demand. Our items are vintage or antique and will show signs of age. However we will point out any damage or fault. Please look at our pictures, they are extremely precise, but they are just pictures, so colors could change from monitor to monitor. If you have any doubt about colors, please call us or write to us for any information. Please email us for any questions or additional photos. Although the utmost care is taken with packing and dispatch; all items are sent at owner’s risk. Condition: Excellent condition., Material: Lapis lazuli

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