Ceramic Alligator Bead

Ceramic Alligator Bead

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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.