Seller: paropamiso.gioielli (667) 100%, Location: Venezia, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 121373414398 Condition: Extremely good condition., Material: Carnelian, Provenance: Persia, Details: The Sasanian Empire, also known as Sassanian, Sasanid, Sassanid or Neo-Persian Empire, was the last Iranian empire before the rise of Islam, ruled by the Sasanian dynasty from 224 CE to 651 CE.The Sassanid Empire, which succeeded the Parthian Empire, was recognized as one of the main powers in Western and Central Asia, alongside the Roman–Byzantine Empire, for a period of more than 400 years. This wonderful bead in bleached carnelian is decorated by the symbol known as "tree of life", and what could be an anthropomorfic symbol. It is in excellent condition. According to Peter Francis this design is a well known motif of the Persian Sasanian dynasty, and according to Horace Beck, "Etched Carnelian Beads", 1933, who divides these beads into three periods, it belongs to the "Late Period" (100CE to 700CE) Size: from hole to hole: 22,5mm. diameter: 11mm. weight: 3,5grms. 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.