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Germany
Bernkastel-Kues
Lkr. Bernkastel-Wittlich

Rheinland-Pfalz

Markt

Marktbrunnen mit Michaelsfigur

Market Fountain with statue of Saint 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).
(Wikipedia)
Paul Simon
ca. 1950

Bernkastel-Kues /  Marktbrunnen mit Michaelsfigur   Bernkastel-Kues /  Marktbrunnen mit Michaelsfigur

Description

Stone figure of St. Michael

Annotation

The original statie of Michael of c. 1606 was destroyed in World War II.

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.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°54'55" E 7°4'32"

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