The first large angel to appear is breathtaking… This angel holds the bitter cup. The expression on its face is of sorrow verging on horror… Each of the following angels holds a different object: golden chalice, crown of thorns, the spikes, the whip, the sword and the cloth of Veronica… these angels are nameless and have appeared on earth to assist Mary with her grief. They are not unique to San Miguel. Statues and paintings of them exist throughout Europe.
Tears from the Crown of Thorns: The Easter Passion Play in San Miguel de Allende