Pyu Culture period, 200-1000 CE, Western Myanmar
An extremely rare dyed carnelian bead with a special design from the Pyu Culture period, 200-400 CE, Western Myanmar. Original, hand cut, dyed and carved. The holes are ancient, handmade, irregular, funnel-shaped. Its colour is original, probably enlarged at modern time to make the piece wearable. Nice ancient patina. It has been cleaned in a tumbler from the centuries deposits, so it surface is smooth . In good condition.
L : 13 mm , D : 9 mm Shipping as registered mail-pack.
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Acquired by Dr. Zelnik, mid 90's in Paris from the colelction of a former EFEO employee.
This lot comes from the unique collection of Dr. István Zelnik.
Former diplomat, Asian Arts collector, Researcher
Founder and president of the Zelnik István Southeast-Asian Gold Museum
The largest private collection of Asian art resulting from more than 50 years of collecting
Publications of Dr István Zelnik:
More than 20 essays on Southeast-Asian politics and economy, presentations on international conferences
Co-author of 10 albums and books on Southeast Asian Art.
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The Tibeto-Burman speaking Pyu people migrated in approx. the second Century from China into Burma and are the county’s earliest recorded inhabitants.
Most of pre-Pyu Culture flourished around the Samon Valley in central Myanmar.
They established the Pyu kingdom which remained powerful and influential for a millennium.
The kingdom established important trade ties with the Chinese and Indians from whom they adopted some practices such as Buddhism.
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Got it today. It's a nice one. Thanks.
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