Is it a hand-stitched animal in a frame? No.
Is it a handmade animal? No.
Is it a lovely timeworn vintage reindeer figure, carved wood or bone, to add to the holiday mantle decor? No. No. Yes! No.
Any hints? Well, we know it's small. It's animal related. It's handmade. It's bone. Those ideas are pretty hinty, so don't give up. It's worth it, you'll see!
Is it a carved egg? No.
Could it be a carved bone "person"? No.
Would it be a carved bone letter opener to open all of your Christmas cards? No.
Is it a skeleton of an animal put together by a human? No.
Is it a serving piece made with a bone handle? No.
Is it a bone button? No.
Is it purely decorative or does it serve a function? Intended specifically for a man, or woman? No. Yes, a function. No.
Is its function intended for work? Play? No. Yes.
Is it a game piece? Bone dominoes? Sort of. No.
Would this object normally be found in a kitchen? Or would this object normally be found in a bedroom? Or a living room? Or the basement? Or an outbuilding? No. No. Yes, perhaps. No. No.
Is it a bone whistle? No.
To play a game of chess, A chess piece? No.
a small hand-carved nativity from bone or ivory? No.
Is it a part of a game? Like dice or pins? Yes, though it might apply to more than one. No.
Would this object belong to a child? A woman? A man? No. Yes. Yes.
Is it bone dice? No.
Is it a chip made out of bone that could be used in backgammon or checkers? Yes. No. No.
...a poker chip made out of bone? Oui! Oui! OUI!!!