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Fontána Svatý Michael

Saint Michael's Fountain

Archangel, the field commander of the Army of God. He is often depicted slaying Satan represented as a dragon, and with a shield with text quis ut deus (Who is like God?, a literal translation of the name Michael).
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Jiří František Pacák
1727

Polička /  Fontána Svatý Michael

Description

Baroque statue of Saint Michael holding a shield with the IHS-symbol, and slaying the devil in the center of a square fountain basin. The fountain forms a pair with the Saint George's fountain

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Saint Michael and the dragon

The motif of Michael and the dragon appears in Michael's fight with Samael in the Assumption of Moses, a Jewish apocryphal work.
The characteristic difference with the other dragonslayer saint George is that Michael as an angel is always depicted with wings.

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Location (N 49°42'51" - E 16°15'56")

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