Carved helix sculpture
A stunning hand carved buffalo bone sculpture for a 1:12 setting. The design is based on New Zealand Maori symbols - a twist and at the base, a koru spiral. The twist has symbolism of bonds and paths through life, the koru is inspired by an unfolding fern frond and has association with new growth. I do not know the significance of the surface carving. This was carved in Indonesia and is mounted on a copper coloured and black base.
1 inch (2.5 cm) wide, 5/8 inch (1.6 cm) deep and 2 inches (5.1 cm) tall.