All done, at least for this phase. The work was lightly planished and sawed free, with a tab at the top for attachment. With the hand in this position, the mudra represents "blessing offered." I oxidized it with liver of sulfur and then waxed it to stabilize the oxidation.
The piece measures 1-3/4 inches by 1 inch.
It is possible to get a much finer, smoother finish when planishing, but it is also possible to overdo it and lose the vitality of the work, which is, in many respects, a drawing, and needs the lines and textures to stay expressive. Leave flawlessness to the machines, I say, and learn when to stop.