Often found in Portuguese or Spanish communities, these dolls were used in Catholic religious processions and were often elaborately dressed in beautiful gowns and topped with golden crowns. These dolls would occupy a place of prominence in the home of a wealthy person or chapel. The cage could also be used as a sort of prayer shrine with objects placed inside the cage. (information, Fashion is My Muse, in consultation with Judith Thibeau, Studio Judith)
A painted wooden figure that opens to display a devotional scene: in the centre, Christ, with a cruciform halo (or God), holding a crucifix; on the wings to the left and right, the faithful of various stations in life.