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Michael is an archangel in Hebrew, Christian and Islamic tradition. In the book of Daniel, Michael appears first to help the Archangel Gabriel defeat the Persians.
Typically, he is represented as the Chief Commander of the Heavenly hosts, where he holds a sword in one hand.
In the orthodox iconography he is most likely to be wearing red. In many instances, Michael tramples the devil under his feet, which may be depicted as a dragon. This comes from the tradition that Michael was the main opponent of Satan in the battle for Heaven. Satan, previously called Samael, was always looking to discredit Israel, while Michael was its main protector. In the end, Satan attempted to drag Michael down in his fall from the heights, but Michael was rescued by God.

This piece is truly one-of-a-kind as I painted it on an antique ceramic tile. This type of tiles were used for the rooftops of houses 30-40 years ago and this really adds to the "aged" look of the icon. It has a nice rough texture and uneven edges. The image is painted on a stucco canvas pasted on the tile and with water based tempera paints. The halo, the sword and part of the clothing are made with gold leaf. Finally a couple of layers of varnish are applied to assure the image is sealed well and easy to clean.

The icon measures 11" long (27,7cm), 6" (15.5cm) wide at the base, 5,5" wide at the top (14cm) and 1.8 deep (4.5cm). The tile itself is 0.5" thick.

PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS MADE TO ORDER! PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 10 DAYS FOR YOUR ICON TO BE COMPLETED AND SHIPPED. MINOR DIFFERENCES ARE POSSIBLE BUT YOU WILL BE PROVIDED PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL ICON YOU ARE RECEIVING. IT WILL BE AN UNIQUE ITEM MADE JUST FOR YOU!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
THANK YOU!

Saint Archangel Michael - handpainted orthodox icon on a tile, 11 by 6 inches - MADE TO ORDER

$170.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: antique ceramic tile, tempera, stucco canvas, gold leaf, varnish
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Bulgaria
  • Feedback: 106 reviews
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