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St Michael overcoming Satan

Panel
1650-1699 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This panel shows St Michael the Archangel. He was portrayed early on in Christian imagery as a warrior of the church. In this dramatic depiction he is seen conquering a writhing figure which represents Satan. A familiar image is St Michael conquering a dragon which represents Satan.

This panel is part of a window that includes panels of St Anthony of Padua (Museum no. C.57-1919) and St Helen (Museum no. C.56-1919). Much of the stained glass designed for religious settings was removed from its original location and dispersed. This was often the result of religious and political upheavals.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stained glass
Brief Description
Stained glass panel with a rounded top depicting St. Michael overcoming Satan, German, probably Cologne, 1650-1699.
Physical Description
Stained glass panel with a rounded top depicting St. Michael overcoming Satan, with a yellow stain border and grisaille.
Dimensions
  • Unframed composite panel height: 58.4cm
  • Unframed composite panel width: 41.2cm
Credit line
Given by J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr
Subjects depicted
Summary
This panel shows St Michael the Archangel. He was portrayed early on in Christian imagery as a warrior of the church. In this dramatic depiction he is seen conquering a writhing figure which represents Satan. A familiar image is St Michael conquering a dragon which represents Satan.



This panel is part of a window that includes panels of St Anthony of Padua (Museum no. C.57-1919) and St Helen (Museum no. C.56-1919). Much of the stained glass designed for religious settings was removed from its original location and dispersed. This was often the result of religious and political upheavals.
Collection
Accession Number
C.55-1919

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record createdAugust 9, 2002
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