A painting of the Archangel slaying a serpent became a major art piece at the Michaelion after Constantine defeated Licinius near there in 324, eventually leading to the standard iconography of Archangel Michael as a warrior saint slaying a dragon. The Michaelion was a magnificent church and in time became a model for hundreds of other churches in Eastern Christianity which spread devotions to the Archangel.
In the 4th century, Saint Basil the Great's homily (De Angelis) placed Saint Michael over all the angels. He was called "Archangel" because he heralds other angels, the title (archangelos) being used of him in Jude 1:9.
In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry and is now also considered the patron saint of police officers, paramedics and the military.
- Ícone ortodoxo russo "Arcanjo Miguel"
- madeira, têmpera, pintada à mão.
- Período estimado
- Século XX
- País de origem
- Bom estado - usado com pequenos sinais de envelhecimento e manchas
- 17×14.5×2 cm
- 0.3 kg