Green Alligator bead measures 37.6mm long (a little under 1-1/2 inches) and 11.3mm high (.44 of an inch).
This green and white bead was hand-made by a Peruvian artist. A ceramic bead, the tail is aligned with the body and it has a green glazed underbelly.
2mm hole is vertically drilled in the position of the alligator's front legs.
Hand-made ceramic beads date back to Peru's Nazcan culture. Alligators were prominent in their ceramic art. Alligator beads are often worn by Peruvian shamans.