Santos Lady Cage Doll. I have been looking for one of these forever (in my price range) - today I scored. I love her. Mine has a sweeter expression. She's 27" tall!
From Mrs. Easton's excellent blog.
Limewood Detail from a group depicting the Last Supper.Originally part of large carved altar,by an German artist in Ulm,ca 1520.It's made of limewood,and old polychromy is still visible. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
18th Century French Santo Doll:Santo Dolls were originally intended for use for domestic altars for in home worship. They were especially necessary in small villages where there were no priests. Their use reached its height in the 18th and 19th centuries in primarily Catholic countries such as France, Italy and Spain.