|Re: Ancient Agate seal bead purchased Delhi India 1985 Comments please. -- metateman||Post Reply||Edit||Forum||Where am I?|
Many recent imitations of seals were made via wheel-cutting, that creates somewhat crude lines like gashes. That's what I see with your bead.
Actual ancient seals were constructed very differently. There are, to be sure, more-authentic-looking imitations of old seals. And it can be difficult to distinguish them. But the wheel-cut imitations stand apart (because they are crude).
Also, I am surprised by the micro-cracks in the material. They make the surface seem almost organic.