Archangel Michael

Illustration

James Blake Wiener
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published on 18 December 2017

This exquisite fragment depicts the Archangel Michael. It was painted on wood and with tempera at Matskhvarishi Church, which is located in Upper Svaneti in western Georgia. It dates from the 12-13th century CE, and it denotes strong artistic influence from Byzantium. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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