This carved wooden figure depicts a standing woman with long, black hair and a white, full-length gown. She stands on a square base and her raised right arm supports a candleholder. It is part of collection 2002.40 which includes 26 Ottawa figures and may have been part of a nativity scene.
This figure is an important example of Woodland and Ottawa human figural carving with a style very similar to earlier examples of totems or medicine dolls. It helps show the Woodland's transition to Christianity, using traditional Woodland-style carvings to depict Catholic iconography. Very few, if any, other examples of Woodland Catholic or Christian devotional carvings are known.
According to Mary Belle Shurtleif, a Cross Village historian and collector, this figure is from the workshop of Father Wiekamp's convent in Cross Village.