Russian Icon depicting the Archangel Michael slaying Satan as a dragon.
The Icon is of rich detail and excellent craftmanship. The technique is tempera on wood .The entire background is crafted in gold leaf. The figures are painted in vivid red, blue and green colors. The border is adorned with blue and black ornaments. The Icon is in perfect condition and dated at the early 20th century.
Note: Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Old Testament and has been part of Christian teachings since the earliest times. In Catholic writings and traditions he acts as the defender of the Church, and chief opponent of Satan; and assists souls at the hour of death( Wikipedia)
Length: 13 inch (330mm) Width:10.6 inch(270mm)
Russian Icon depicting the Archangel Michael, early 20th century