"This strikes me as Australia pacific region (Phillippines, Indonesian Archipelago or Papua). The iconography is consistent. The ancestor figure is giving birth and is flanked by naga (sea monsters). In regional mythology the sea…"
"These small lapis, turquoise, and carnelian beads are a mainstay among ancient beads from Afghanistan. If you refer to A Bead Timeline, by James Lankton (2003), you will find these beads on page 30, Figure 3, specimens 351 to 353. They…"