Santos Cage Dolls
fashion cage doll ~ 27" hand carved pear wood Cage Doll ~ 1630. While searching for the Virgin Mary/Madonna I discovered Santos. Meant to be dressed as various saints for religious celebrations. Cage doll refers to the flaring slat construction that sometimes replaces the lower torso and legs. Antique Santos are highly collectible and valuable.
Wren's Nest: A Year in Pictures: 57/365: Santos and Saint