Dimensions: 24cm deep x 10cm high x 6cm wide.
This is carved out of Verdite from South Africa. I originally intended to carve a reclining woman but as I took the first blow with my chisel, a large piece fell off! I looked at the stone again and there was the thumb! I left the thumb natural, as you can see.
A few days beforehand, I had visited a 100-year-old lady in London and had taken some photos of her. I asked myself why I was taking photos of her, and also one of her hand! Now I know!