Original icon, Archangel Michael on white horse, 24carat gold leaf, egg tempera on birch ply

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Read the full title Original icon, Archangel Michael on white horse, 24carat gold leaf, egg tempera on birch ply

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19-22 Oct.

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  • Handmade
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    United Kingdom

  • Materials: 24 carat gold leaf, birch ply, egg tempera, azurite, malachite, red ochre

Hand-painted original icon in egg tempera and 24 carat gold leaf on birch ply. Height 53 cm (21in) width 42 cm (16.5in) 1.5cm (1/2in) birch ply

Archangel Michael sits astride a winged horse, flying above my old school, the Bar Convent on Blossom Street, York (the Roman name for York is Eboracum).

During my school days at the Bar Convent, we all knew the story of how several centuries ago, the early community of nuns (IBVM – Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary) were under attack by an angry mob and that they prayed fervently to St Michael for protection. Archangel/St Michael (whose name means ‘he who is like God’) appeared on a white horse above their building and the crowd fled in terror.

With my love of icons and old buildings, I could at last integrate these and acknowledge that cherished event in an icon. The buildings show the Convent and part of Blossom Street in disarray with the force of the dragon (representing the angry mob) but the power of prayer from within the community has seen the convent protected and grow and the school evolve and thrive.

This icon is based on an apocalypse prototype which refers to the Book of Revelation where ‘there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon’. Archangel Michael is shown casting a small golden heart into the mouth of the dragon, to dispel the darkness. The mountains represent our earthly realm.

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19-22 Oct.

16 Oct.

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Ronnie Cruwys

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4 shop reviews

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annaquill 24 May, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Ronnie's a wonderful communicator, as well as being a wonderfully skilled artist. The fine details on this gorgeous icon are breath-taking, as are the rich, jewel colours!! A true, true treasure - I am honoured to take care of it x

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hjmn4566 14 Apr, 2021

hjmn4566 14 Apr, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

great addition to my collection

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Serafina 02 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely Incredible Icon! So beautiful! A Magnificent Work of Sacred Art! What a Gifted Artist! Blessings and Much Gratitude!

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