This wonderful nicho houses the brave and the beautiful (a strong man, represented with a knife and his love, a beautiful woman). The figures inside the nicho are hand-sculpted and painted. The nicho itself is hand made tin, and then it is hand painted with brightly-colored details.
The words at the top vary (either El Valiente y La Dama or El Valiente y La Catrina, etc.). There are some other variations as well, each is more interesting than the next! It measures about 8 inches wide by 8 inches tall.