Vincent de Kastav
St. Michael the Archangel

Church of St. Mary, Beram, Croatia

This image combines two traditions: St. Michael's victory over Satan (hence the sword in the upraised arm) and his role in the psychostasy (hence the weighing scales with "souls" in them). Like a knight of the 15th century, he wears a complete suit of armor – plus a velvet cape with a jeweled clasp.

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Photographed at the site by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.