Orthodox icon | Archangel Michael | 24986

Russian icon

22.2 x 18 cm | 8.7 x 7.1 in

19th century

Antike original russische Ikone aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.


Saint Michael, the Archangel (November 8) is depicted as a soldier. Equipped with mighty wings, he wears soldiers’ clothing and a lance. The main attributes of the archangel are staff, sword and sphaira (globe). Saint Michael was considered the patron of the Byzantine emperors, whose flags also adorned his portrait. Above: Christ Pantocrator.

Saint Michael is considered the patron saint of the Catholic Church, the Germans, soldiers, merchants, bakers, pharmacists, paramedics, tailors, painters, bank clerks, poor souls, dying people and cemeteries; for a good death; against lightning and storms.

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