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Temple Gallery

Established 1959

Archangel Michael - exhibited at the Temple Gallery, specialists in Russian icons

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HH039. The Archangel Michael

Russian Villages
19th century
38.6 x 31.3 cmClick here to convert metric size to imperial

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The imagery is based on Revelations 12:7-9 where a cosmic war takes place between the Archangel Michael and the devil. Michael is shown as the ’Arch Strategist’ of the Heavenly Hosts (Greek: Archistrategos, Russian: Voyevoda) riding over the devil’s flaming abyss and the fallen cities of the world. He is arrayed as a warrior, riding a winged charger, blowing a trumpet, holding the Gospel Book and a censer of holy incense. A rainbow arches over his head. In the upper corner we see Christ the Logos of the Universe.

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