Michael the Archangel
Michael the Archangel is represented in art as young and severely beautiful. In the earliest pictures his drapery is always white and his wings of many colors, while his symbols, indicating that his conquests are made by spiritual force alone, are a lance terminating in a cross, or a sceptre.
Later, it became the custom to represent him in a costume with such emblems as indicated the nature of the work in which he was engaged, and except for the wings, his picture might often be mistaken for that of a celestially radiant knight, since he is clothed in armor and bears a sword, shield, and lance. But his seraphic wings and his bearing mark him as a mighty spiritual power, and this impression is increased rather than lessened, when in all humilty he is in the act of worship before the Divine infant, or stands in reverent attitude near the Madonna, as if to guard her and her heaven-sent son.
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