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Ancient One Eye & Mountain Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (TiD-Anc-B-OEM-061623) - Old Dzi

Ancient One Eye & Mountain Motif Dzi Bead with Bloodspots (TiD-Anc-B-OEM-061623) - Old Dzi

This bead is adorned with the One Eye & Mountain Motif. The One Eye & Mountain Motif is also known as the 山形一眼 Motif. It is believed to give its wearer clear mental vision, and thus great wisdom. The wearer is further blessed with support for all endeavors as symbolized by the Mountain.

This bead measures 55.7 mm x 12.8 mm x 10.3 mm. It is an old bead, estimated to be between 500 to 1000 years old.

The bead material is high quality natural agate. This bead has an unusual shape. It is not cylindrical, but rather has one side that flat. Please refer to the pictures and video.

This piece is in excellent condition. There are no cracks on this bead. As with all antique dzi beads, weathering marks and minor digs are all part of the beauty.

Bloodspot (Cinnabar Dot) info:

Cinnabar dots are also known as "bloodspots" or "硃砂" in Chinese. They occur when mercury and sulfur are present when the agate was formed. Mercuric sulfide (or cinnabar) is obtained when mercury reacts with sulfur. In its purest form, the color is a deep red. In fact, it is how vermilion pigment is made. However, it is difficult and rare to find it in its purest form in agate. The purest form, used to make vermillion, is usually obtained in labs where conditions can be controlled. In nature, there is usually other material present thus giving it slight variations in its redness.

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