STATUES - HITHER & THITHER
Great Britain
Shrewsbury
Shropshire

West Midlands

The Quarry

War Memorial

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)
Allan G. Wyon
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)
1922-23

Shrewsbury /  War Memorial   Shrewsbury /  War Memorial

Description

Bronze statue of St. Michael under a canopy.

Inscription(s)

remember
the gallant
men and women
of shropshire
who gave their lives
for god king and
country
1914-18 + 1939-45

around the canopy:

in memory of the men and women of shropshire who fell in the two world wars 1914-18 and 1939-45

Signature

a.g. wyon sc.
a.b. burton / founder / thames ditton

george hubbard & son archts invt
wm? kirkpatrick ltd .. manchr.

Information Sign

This War Memorial was built in 1922-3 in honour of the men and women of Shropshire who fell in the Great War of 1914-18. The war dead of 1939-45 are also commemorated by this monument. It was designed by George Hubbard and Son and built in Portland stone. The richly embellished floor shows the County and Regimental arms on a gold mosaic background. The seals or arms of the six boroughs of the County are embossed on the inside frieze. The bronze figure of Saint Michael beneath the canopy is by A G Wyon.

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

Tags

Location N 52°42'26" W 2°45'36"

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