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France
Lunéville
Meurthe-et-Moselle

Lorraine

Rue de la République 59

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)

18th century

Lunéville /  Saint Michel   Lunéville /  Saint Michel

Description

Statue of St. Michael slaying the devil, in a niche. The statue is rather damaged.

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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Locatie (N 48°35'38" - E 6°29'22")

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