Description The archangel Michael was widely honored as a saint, in which role he is sometimes shown without his customary wings. Wearing the armor of a 15th-century knight, he is represented as defender of the Church against the devil, here symbolized by the dragon. Saint George is also depicted as a knight slaying a dragon, but only Michael wears a diadem. In this lithe and beautifully detailed figure, we see a late reflection of the International Gothic style. The sword is a later replacement. The halo shown in the on-line image is a later addition and has been removed.
|8/05/1985||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Jacques Seligmann, Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1914, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1914
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