The reliquary statue of Sainte-Foy in Conques southern France may have been a model. The statue's sanctuary is located at the rear of the chapel, where an altar of gold surrounds the icon, and is now a site of pilgrimage. The art historical designation for this type of pose is called " Throne of Wisdom ". In renovators working for the government observed that the black hands and face of La Moreneta had over the centuries undergone a change in colour. The body is thin, the face elongated. By one account, the image of the Madonna was moved to Montserrat in , to avoid the danger posed by invading Saracens.