Extremely rare rock crystal bangle
Ban Chiang culture, Thailand, 500-100 BC
Diameter : 9,4 cm
Publication : "Art Of The Bronze Age In Southeast Asia"
(M. Doustar, 2014), n°47
Considered a high rank possession and a prestigious jewelry, rock crystal ornaments are exceedingly rare. Such large and skillfully sculpted bangle is even more scarce. Initially found as a pair, the other example is now in Karim Grusenmeyer collection.
The shape of this collared bangle is inherited from neolithic stone discs.
Price : 4.500 €