Strand of Antique Venetian African Trade King and Zen Beads CRBM_10628

$532.00 $628.95

A long 42" strand of 82 Venetian African Trade King and Zen Beads dating to the mid to late 1800 through the early 1900s. The yellow bicone beads are said to be worn by the tribal royalty, hence the name.

There are 28 yellow king beads and 54 black zen beads.

Ming beads are about 18mm,  Zen beads are about 11-12mm in diameter


Hole: 2mm

Weight of strand: 297g

Weights and sizes are approximate.

The beads may have nicks, chips, and scratches as appropriate for the age.  Please examine the photos carefully. The wooden ruler on the scale photos is on the metric scale. See the last photo for size/scale.

IMPORTANT NOTE. In the world of beads, and especially ancient and antique beads, errors in identification are common. We do our best to research and classify our beads accurately, however, mistakes are certainly possible. If you are a bead expert and notice any errors in the description, we invite you to please contact us and let us know. We are always grateful for any new information. We also accept returns no questions asked. See our Return Policy for detail. 

COLORS: Our photos are taken in different lighting in an attempt to show how beads look in different lighting conditions. We make every effort to show colors as accurately as possible. The white background photos are taken in daylight conditions. The black background photos are taken in the strong lab light and would be representative of what they would look like in the evening electric light. Some of the photos are backlit to emphasize their translucency. Note that monitor settings strongly affect the way the colors look. What you see on your monitor may differ from what you see with the naked eye depending on your monitor settings.

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