Antique Russian icon, Saint Michael Archangel XIX century 35 x 30 cm.
The symbol of this icon is inspired to the apocalypse.
Saint Michael: his name means "who is like God".
Michael is mentioned in the Book of Daniel as a great prince and he is the leader of the Kingdom of Israel.
In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.
In iconography he is represented standing with armour and sword, on horseback with spear, trumpet and thurible, leading the celestial army and defeating Satan.
Between his hands we can see the rainbow of alliance. ON the top left corner is depicted Christ, in the act of blessing. In front of him are the Word and the Cross: they are the two instruments of the Judgement.
Origin: Moscow, Russia
Material: Wood, Levkas
Technique: Egg tempera
Measurements: 35x30 cm
Epoch: XIX century.
This icon comes with a certificate of origin and guarantee, together with export documents and the expert report made by the Russian Ministry of Cultural Heritage.
- Model: IC004076
- Shipping Weight: 1.5Kg
- Materials: wood, levkas, egg tempera, gold foil
- Origin: Russia
- Width: 30 cm
- Height: 35 cm
- Width: 11.81 in
- Height: 13.78 in