This is model of one of the thoracic (chest) vertebrae of a goat. The vertebrae were scanned in a medical CT scanner (GE 16-slice scanner) and processed in various radiology and 3D modeling programs. I added a loop on the top of the vertebra of this model so that it could be used as a pendant. In the photos showing sterling silver and bronze models, I drilled a small hole in the vertebra for stringing.
This model is a part of my collection of animal skulls and bones featured in my new Kickstarter project. Please visit the project at http://kck.st/19uUDNC