Saint Michael the Archangel in Olive Wood Pedestal Carving
W 8.6" x H 15.5"
One of the most popular statues in Europe, Saint Michael the archangel is carved here with fine details showing his victory at a time of judgment. In this piece, the care and skill of the artisan shows a master-level of craftsmanship. Each of the feathers in his wings is carved with attention to detail and reverence for the subject. This carving from the Holy Land also uses the beauty of olive wood’s grain pattern to highlight the key elements in this familiar scene – of Saint Michael’s hand controlling his sword, carved into the lighter grain as well as his foot holding down the forces of evil. In this amazing carving, we are reminded that the power of prayer will bring forth the mightiness of goodness, light, love and compassion which conquers any evil.