Tibetan large resin bead with repousse sterling silver caps applied coral medallions.Nepal 1970s. 41x26mm. b4-amb139

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Vintage Tibet Nepal resin large barrel bead with sterling silver caps and 4 round coral medallions on each side. (One of the silver wires around one bead is missing) This bead was acquired in the 1970s in Nepal. This is a stunning handmade bead. Age uncertain, but old. 41x26mm. 19.4 grams. Hole size on the silver end is 4mm but the inside bead hole size looks to be 2mm. 

The Tibetans sometimes applied gold or silver caps to the ends of valuable ancient stone beads such as etched carnelians, dZi and banded agates to conceal damage or reinforce fragile beads. This style has been copied in some vintage and contemporary silver-capped beads from Nepal.

The Tibetans sometimes applied gold or silver caps to the ends of valuable ancient stone beads such as etched carnelians, dZi and banded agates to conceal damage or reinforce fragile beads. This style has been copied in some vintage and contemporary silver-capped beads from Nepal.