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France
Mont-Saint-Michel
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

Saint Michel

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)
Emmanuel Frémiet
1897

Mont-Saint-Michel /  Saint Michel   Mont-Saint-Michel /  Saint Michel

Description

Statue of St. Michael the Archangel. The statue of 3.5 meters (11'6") is a work in copper plates and pushed together by rivets. It is placed on top of the spire of the cathedral at a height of 170 m (550 ft).
A plaster replica, measuring 2.2 m (7'3"), is in the pantry allowing to see the details of the statue on the spire.

Annotation

It was commissioned by the architect Petitgrand who runs the Mont Saint Michel restoration project in 1896. The statue was badly damaged during a violent storm in 1982, it was restored in 1987, re-gilded and placed back on top of the spire with a helicopter.

Mont-Saint-Michel - Saint Michel

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°38'8" W 1°30'41"

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