Saint Michael, the Archangel (November 8) is depicted as a half-length portrait. Equipped with mighty wings, he wears soldiers' clothing and a sword. 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. The inscription Christ can be read on the sphaira. 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.
Russian icon | Saint Archangel Michael | 24730
Original antique Russian orthodox iconCertificate of authenticity from an independent expert
22.5 x 17 cm (8.9 x 6.7 in)
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