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The Spiroidea figurine is based on a tile from Alim Pasht-Han's ARURA vase created for the Leuchtenburg Porzellanwelten (Porcelain Worlds) museum in Seitenroda, Germany. Inspired by plate 22 of Ernst Haeckel's 'Kunstformen der Natur,' the Spiroidea painting and 3D-printed figurine are a synthesis of the structures of several different organisms in this Radiolarian family. Radiolaria are unicellular zooplankton that make intricate silica-containing shells to protect their soft amoeboid bodies.

I created the Spiroidea figurine at the request of the Leuchtenburg to help promote the collections of the museum.the pendant is available at the museum shop and here at Shapeways.

The 5cm tall figurine is 3D-printed in steel and infused with bronze before being cured in an oven. This process gives it a warmer color than typical stainless steel.

Frequently asked questions about Ontogenie

All of my designs are achieved by 3D-printing combined with lost wax casting. If I have the piece you want in stock, I can usually ship it the next day. If it isn't in stock, please allow 3 weeks for printing until I can ship it.
Are you fond of an organism, but don't see it in my collection? Let me know, I look forward to hearing from you. ontogenie3d@gmail.com
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

Spiroidea Radiolarian Plankton Sculpture-Science Gift-Marine Biology



  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Bronze
  • Secondary color: Silver
  • Holiday: Father's Day
  • Occasion: Birthday
  • Height: 5 Centimeters
  • Width: 3 Centimeters
  • Depth: 3 Centimeters
  • Material: stainless steel
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 35 reviews
  • Favorited by: 24 people