Blue Whale bead measures 37.6mm long (a little under 1-1/2 inches) and 11.3mm high (.44 of an inch).
This turquoise blue whale bead was hand-made by a Peruvian artist. A ceramic bead, the tail is aligned with the body with an unglazed underbelly.
2mm hole is vertically drilled in the position of the whale's spout.
Hand-made ceramic beads date back to Peru's Nazcan culture. Whales were prominent in their ceramic art. Whale beads are often worn by Peruvian shamans.