An incredible depiction, this magnificent vintage piece will definitely leave you in awe as soon as you lay eyes on it. The quality is outstanding, something you must see in person to fully appreciate its uniqueness. Composition and rich colors are absolutely remarkable.
This magnificent masterpiece depicts the Archangel Saint Raphael.
Raphael's Hebrew name means medicine of God or God has healed'. He is one of the three most important of the archangels, the benign friend of all humanity, protector especially of the young, the wayfarer and the pilgrim. The fish in one of his attributes. According to the legend, the young Tobias set forth on a journey for his father, who felt that death was near. Asking the way, he was joined by the Archangel Raphael who, unrecognized, rescued him from being devoured by a great fish. The gall of the creature which Raphael captured miraculously healed Tobias, father of blindness. Thus the Archangel became also the patron of doctors, healers and medicine men. If this was well understood in Alto Peru, the Indians could associate the Biblical figure with the practice of their own medicine men, who often used animal parts in their treatment.
Look at the exquisite facial features and the color composition, it is just simply amazing .
Bronze Leaf was used to accentuate finishing touches on this magnificent portrait.
SIZE IS: 36'H x 24'W
MEDIUM: Oil on stretched canvas
FRAMED: No (Frames are heavy and drive up the cost of shipping so you can go to local gallery to frame it and it is very easy and cheap.)
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