St. Michael the
(Sword, armor, helmet, one wing; red knee-length tunic, green
red military boots).
Repainted polychrome; carved hair, glass eyes, no lashes;
The gesso is unusually
and has worn through at the toes to reveal the wood beneath.
have been formed at the shoulder blades so that wings could be
These holes reveal the process of the original construction,
linen over wood. Paint has chipped off in the folds of the
the legs, revealing the gold of the original polychrome.
of the polychrome of the left sleeve shows through the later
The statue is in good condition, but the arms and clothing
and there have been several repairs. The right leg seems to
where the tunic begins. The remaining wing has been patched
and a peg shows where the left wing broke off. The helmet and
More of St. Michael
Claire and Richard
Stracke. This photo is
licensed under the Creative Commons
Alike 3.0 Unported license.