I would first put your camera down. Next I would spend some quality time looking at the object from different angles, distances, light. Pick it up, run your fingers over it. Let yourself really see and feel the object. You might find you view the object differently afterwards and see the picture you want to make. Finally pick up the camera and shoot. The object isn't going anywhere so you have time to experiment with it.
The X10 should be fine. I agree a seamless white backdrop with bounce lighting would be a good start. I'd also consider a tripod shot with a low ISO so you don't end up having to remove noise thus cutting the detail of the sculpture down.
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^ In the same vein as what Luke says, I'd basically try to control / dictate the lighting, one way or another. Sans-flashes via long exposure, or with flashes if you're equipped. But dramatic side-lighting could really accentuate those textures.