Archangel Michael
Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome
Archival Pigment Print
Virtual Exhibit: 60 Over Sixty
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair(TOAF60)

During the Great Plague of 590ad in Rome,  Pope Saint Gregory I experienced a vision of Archangel Michael sheathing his sword atop Castel Sant’Angelo as a sign ending the plague.
Original marble & bronze sculpture by Raphael (contemporary of Michelangelo) was commissioned during the Renaissance by Pope Leo X, born Giovanni de’ Medici, second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent.

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