On closer inspection, she said Saint Anthony wasn't what he seemed.
The pointy ears may have given the game away.
Gabriela's post has been shared thousands of times around the world.
In the books, JRR Tolkien describes Elrond as "noble and fair as an elf-lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves, and as kind as summer".
The figurine is dressed in a long brown robe, a bit like a monk - or perhaps a saint - might wear.
St Anthony of Padua is one of the Catholic church's most popular saints.
He's usually pictured holding baby Jesus in his arms.
According to stanthony.org, St. Anthony of Padua's life is "what every Christian's life is meant to be; a steady courage to face the ups and downs of life, the call to love and forgive, to be concerned for the needs of others, to deal with crisis great and small, and to have our feet solidly on the ground of total trusting love and dependence on God".
So what now for Gabriela's daughter's great-grandmother?
According to Gabriela, she's got a new figure and this time it's the real deal.
Gabriela told Buzzfeed: "I never expected any of this to happen, it's crazy.
"But it's the funniest thing that ever happened to me."
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