MYSTERY SOLVED: What’s the Significance?

While visiting the Sarlat-la-Canéda Cathedral, I noticed this at the back: a form of some sort covered in tacks or nails, with a small hammer.

At a complete loss, I took a photo thinking I’d be able to search for information online to learn something. Unfortunately no combination of words I put into the Google search bar bring me closer to any idea.

Here’s where I need your help.
Do you know what this is, and what its significance is?

UPDATE October 22:
Thank you to PEDMAR10 for solving the mystery for me. Check out his site for a wealth of travel information and personal anecdotes. Thanks again!

Please and thank you.

– Marla

13 thoughts on “MYSTERY SOLVED: What’s the Significance?

    1. I couldn’t say why but I got the impression it was similar to candles in churches, where people can make a small donation before lighting one for whatever reason they choose. 🤔 Hopefully someone is able to answer for both of us.

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