Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lorch (Rheingau)
Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis

Hessen

Oberweg
(Pfarrkiche St. Martin)

Sankt Michael

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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Description

Stone statue.

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.

Tags

Location N 50°2'37" E 7°48'16"

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