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Russian Icon - St. Michael the Archangel, the Chief Commander of the Heavenly Host

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 a depiction of a city of Babylon drowning in sins.  The white semi-circle between his hands represents his covenant with God. 

Дополнительная Информация

  • ID#: 11-51-31-SP6-9
  • Размер: 15 x 11 1/2 in (38 x 29)
  • Возраст: ca. 1900
  • Происхождение: Provincial Russia
  • Материалы: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Цена: ПРОДАНО!
  • Orthodox Cross

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