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Russian Icon - Saint Michael the Archangel, Chief Commander of the Heavenly Host in brass revetment cover

The Holy Archangel Michael is one of the most celebrated of the Angels called the Archistrategos, or chief commander, of all the bodiless powers. According to the Holy Scripture and Tradition, he has interceded for humanity multiple times and continues to serve as the Defender of the Faith. Saint Michael is most often invoked for protection from invasion by enemies and from civil war, and for the defeat of adversaries on the field of battle. Saint Michael is depicted riding a red winged horse carrying the book of Gospels, the Trumpet of Judgement, the censer and a lance, with which he conquers the demon depicted on the lower right. Next to the winged demon is a depiction of a city of Babylon drowning in sins.  The white semi-circle between his hands represents his covenant with God.

Additional Info

  • ID#: 216-1009-032-040-SP1
  • Size: 12 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches (31 x 27 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1890
  • Origin: Provincial Russia
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood in brass cover
  • Price: SOLD!
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