St. Michael the Archangel

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Ragusa, Sicily

This is mostly the canonical representation of St. Michael. He holds a sword and is dressed in the military boots, skirt, breastplate, and helmet of a Roman soldier. The military standard in his left hand is also traditional. Two exceptions from the usual are the "IHS" on the banner and the absence of a figure of Satan beneath his feet.

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